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Volunteers are essential to the Minnesota Historical Society. It's our goal to make volunteering as enjoyable for you as it is valuable for us.

More than 2,000 volunteers contribute to the work of our mission. If you have enthusiasm, good customer service skills, enjoy history and exploring cultural organizational environments and are a lifelong learner, then volunteering at MNHS may be for you.

We seek volunteers from diverse backgrounds to help tell the story of all Minnesotans. From greeting visitors and school groups to working behind the scenes on historical records or scanning photos, every volunteer brings meaning to the work that they do.

New opportunities at multiple sites!

Join the Ranks – The Historic Fort Snelling Fifes and Drums Corps are looking for high-school students age 14 and older to perform during the 2018 season, which runs now through August. The corps is especially looking for wind players willing to learn 6-hole fife technique, brass players willing to learn bugle and fife techniques, snare drummers who can master traditional grip, and bass drummers who can carry a 28-inch or larger drum. Apply here or learn more about the Fifes and Drums Corps.

Interested in volunteering for Somalis + Minnesota? MNHS is looking for enthusiastic volunteers from the Somali community to assist with exhibit-related events. Click here for more information.

Data Collector volunteers survey visitors to evaluate their experience at one of our historic sites and learn what programs and activities are most enjoyable for them. Visitor feedback is used to help us improve what we offer. More information.