Open Volunteer Positions

Thank you for your interest in joining the NHMU Volunteer Team! Here you can see all of our current volunteer openings. If you see a position that matches your interest and availability, please submit an application using the appropriate link at the bottom of this page. Check back regularly for new openings. If you have questions, email the volunteer program.


Opportunities to Volunteer with the Public

Watch for future openings in these postions

  • School Programs - Youth Teaching Youth Mentor
  • Gallery Interpreter - Paleontology, Anthropology, Biology
  • Creature Care, Animal Handler
  • Community Outreach
  • Citizen Science Volunteer
  • Guest Experience Survey Facilitator

Opportunities to Volunteer Behind the Scenes

Watch for future openings in these positions

  • Collections - Paleontology, Anthropology, Vertebrates, Entomology, Herbarium, Mycology
  • Paleontology Lab Fossil Preparator
  • Paleontology Field Assistant
  • Registrar Volunteer
  • Landscape Steward

Volunteer Requirements

  • A criminal background check is required for all volunteer positions at the Museum for participants over the age of 18.
  • A $25 processing fee will be assessed for all volunteers. Accepted applicants with limited financial resources may request a fee waiver.

Apply Online Now!

General Volunteer Application: This is the application for participants interested in general volunteer opportunities.

Pre-Approved Volunteer Application: This is the application for participants who have already made arrangements with an NHMU staff member to volunteer in their area.

* Please read the full position description to make sure you are able to meet all requirements.