Being open again has come with a new set of challenges regarding being able to provide safe activities under the current CDC COVID restrictions. Only being able to have 50 people in the door at a time per the Restore Illinois guidelines also is a challenge because we are unable to afford hiring staff to provide programs the way we used to. We are able to be open, but we are unable to currently provide many of the educational extras that we were able to provide pre-COVID.
The good news is that Grandpa Andy is coming back this May to once again turn the art room into a small garden center. It will look a little different due to the world we are currently living in, but he'll be back so be watching for that date sometime in late March.
With a smaller staff size, we are looking for some volunteer help. Specifically, we are looking for the following:
- Plumbers, electricians and carpenters who could help us with exhibit repairs.
- Scientists, teachers and other educators who could assist with STEM stations.
- People who love arts and crafts who might want to volunteer in our art room.
If you are interested in volunteering, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and someone from our team will reach out to you. All volunteers 18 years and older are required to have a background check.