The Our Place Community Center-Imagination Factory Children's Museum is blessed with amazing volunteers who are passionate about the mission.  It is all about the CHILDREN and how the volunteers work as a team to provide services to participants of all ages. Volunteers starting at 13 years old are welcome to join The Volunteer Belong Team! Please CLICK the Volunteer Launch Button below to sign up.


During 2020, Our Place Community Center-Imagination Factory Children's Museum hosted 15 family events impacting 100's of community members. Volunteers are leaders who help with:

(1) Registering; (2) Supervising; (3) Serving Food; (4) Directing Children's Activities; (5) Socializing; (6) Distributing resources and information.


All local community members are welcome to enroll as a volunteer for Our Place Community Center-Imagination Factory Children's Museum.

We appreciate our volunteers by offering volunteer training, work incentives and fun team activities.


Since we are a nonprofit organization, over 90% of our staff are volunteers. We need everyone to 'lend a hand' to provide a place where children can play, youth can gather to network and experience leadership opportunities and peer connections.


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Download, fill out, and email to: barb@ourplacecc.org


John is the President of Our Place Community Center-Imagination Factory Children's Museum, Executive Board Member of United Way of Dickinson County, Advisor for Kiwanis Aktion Club and a lead trainer for the Our Place Community Center Training Team. John is an amazing community leader who is greatly respected for taking on major leadership responsibilities throughout Dickinson County. John also visits school classrooms with his two service dogs RETTA and NELLI. John is an author who has written about relaxation strategies for children and young adults and how we learn many valuable lessons from our favorite pets.



John is Past President of the Dickinson County United Way. Recently John put together a special hand sanitizer dispenser donated by a special United Way Grant to help organizations challenged by the impact of COVID-19. Since John is an engineer, it was quite easy for him to assemble the dispenser that other leaders acclaimed, "Help John, we need you again!" The Imagination Factory Children's Museum building team put a special hand sanitizer that provides 8 hours of protection against bacteria and viruses. Thank you John, Executive Director Barb Messer and the entire United Way Board for helping Imagination Factory prioritize safety and health.

Empowerment Team

Students in grades 9-12 from surrounding area schools are eligible to join the Imagination Factory Empowerment Team. Empowerment Team leaders help with the following leadership roles: supervising at exhibits, assisting children at activity stations, teaching health and safety lessons during children activity events and vetting children's museum exhibits. A special Empowerment Room is furnished with new technology stations, creative art drawing tables, video and photography exhibits and more creative opportunities for youth leaders.

Empowerment Team Booklet

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