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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 SHORT-TERM POSITION! Room for 30 volunteers!

Field Trip Facilitators will learn about Historic Fort Snelling and facilitate field trips for school groups. This is an active, outdoor position in one of Minnesota's most storied locations. More 

Looking to fill some weekends?

We have Saturday or Sunday openings at Oliver Kelley Farm for Golf Cart Drivers and Visitor Services Assistants, People Mover Drivers at Historic Fort Snelling, and a Baking Lab Assistant at Mill City Museum.