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Historic Fort Snelling

Historic fort Snelling Fifes and Drums

Currently seeking students ages 15 and up for the Historic Fort Snelling Fifes and Drums which will debut in summer 2014.


School Programs Greeter

Get familiar with Minnesota’s history, the Minnesota Historical Society, and Historic Fort Snelling.

In a high energy environment, school programs greeters work with children, teachers and chaperones to give them a positive field trip experience. They greet and direct groups, and advise bus drivers of parking.

Seeking volunteers for the spring field trip season, weekdays mid-April through mid-June, 9am-Noon. Apply now!


Museum Store

Assist students with their purchases at the Historic Fort Snelling Museum Store. Volunteers will also help with restocking and store maintenance as directed. Weekly positions open on weekdays, April through June.

Currently filled to capacity. Please check again.


Mill City Museum


Visitor Services Greeter

Welcome visitors to Mill City Museum with a SMILE!  You can be the first contact most visitors have to the museum and you can make a difference in their experience.  If you enjoy working with people and have customer service skills you are encouraged to apply.

Current opening on weekends, two times per month. Minimum one year commitment. Apply now!


Baking Lab Volunteer in Mill City Museum Kitchen

Baking Lab Assistant

Every day is different in the Mill City Museum Baking Lab. You won't have to worry about getting bored in this dynamic space!

As a baking lab assistant you will:

  • experiment with recipes
  • learn about food sources
  • help guest bakers and staff by mixing batter and kneading dough
  • welcome visitors of all ages.

Current opening on weekends, two times per month. Minimum one year commitment. Apply now!


volunteer greeting school group

School Program Greeter

If you enjoy a fast pace and inquiring minds, this is a position for you! School program greeters greet students, introduce them to the museum and guide them to their program activities. You'll learn from the programs, assist staff and ensure young visitors leave enthused about their experiences.

School program greeters assist 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. during the school year.

Weekly opening on Tuesdays beginning in September. Currently filled to capacity. Please check again.


North West Company Fur Post

costumed volunteer and visitor at North West Company Fur Post


Historic Craft Demonstrator

Travel back in time. Dress in historic clothing to show visitors how to harvest beans, carve canoe paddles, cook like a voyager, sew, do laundry, or start a fire with a fire steel and flint rock.  Must be able to study related historic materials and be at least 18 years old. A three-hour training in May plus one day training on site is required with a commitment to at least one six-hour shift per month in June, July and August.


Event Assistant

Events offer variety. Greet visitors, assist in the parking lot, serve refreshments, or lead historic games or craft activities. Must be at least 14 years old and available on weekends. Training will be provided at each event.

More about volunteer opportunities at North West Company Fur Post


Split Rock Lighthouse


Visitor Services Aide

Light house visitors are welcomed by visitor services aides who provide information and directions for the site and local area attractions June through September.

More about Split Rock Lighthouse


EZ Sign-up Form

You should only use this form if you have been instructed to do so by a Society staff person. The EZ Sign-up form is used for a specific one-time event for the Minnesota Historical Society's historic sites or museums.

For ongoing volunteer positions: Become a Volunteer