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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!


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.