Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Minnesota Historical Society. 

Explore the opportunities below to see what you can do as a volunteer. We have divided our volunteer positions into three categories:

  • Specialist Team
    You're a specialist who wants to contribute a specific skill or area of expertise to our volunteer team. You'll work behind the scenes with staff members on projects involving marketing, grants research, website development, digitization, writing, historical research, carpentry, sewing, photography or other skills-based activities.
  • People Team
    You're the face of MNHS! You enjoy interacting with people and have great customer service skills. You may use your people talents as a museum floor greeter, History Hijinx volunteer, Baking Lab, survey assistant or library registration desk assistant and other activities focused on serving the museum's visitors.
  • Project Team
    You want to help out where you are most needed. You'll play a core service role on one-time or short-term projects, such as events, craft prep work, office work, data or evaluation entry, digitization and mailings.
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Position Location Status Category
Baking Lab Assistant Mill City Museum Open People Team
Coat Check Minnesota History Center Open People Team
Greeter Mill City Museum Open People Team
Greeter Minnesota History Center Open People Team
Historic Fort Snelling Fifes and Drums (Student Volunteer) Historic Fort Snelling Open Specialist Team, People Team
Museum Assistant for the Gridiron Glory Exhibit Minnesota History Center Open People Team
Museum Gallery Assistant Mill City Museum Open People Team
School Programs Greeter Mill City Museum Open People Team
School Programs Greeter Minnesota History Center Open People Team
Talent Scout for "Tuesday Talks" Minnesota History Center Open Specialist Team
Data Collector Minnesota History Center Filled People Team
Data Entry Minnesota History Center Filled Project Team
Data Management Minnesota History Center Filled Specialist Team
Editorial Assistant Minnesota History Center Filled Specialist Team
Event Assistant (Student Volunteer) Minnesota History Center Filled People Team
Event Assistant Minnesota History Center Filled People Team
Event Photographer Minnesota History Center Filled Specialist Team
Hill House Event Assistant James J. Hill House Filled People Team
Hill House Family Event Aide James J. Hill House Filled People Team
History Day Judge Filled People Team, Project Team
Inventory Control Minnesota History Center Filled Project Team
Library Registration Desk Minnesota History Center Filled People Team
Memory Cafe Host North West Company Fur Post Filled People Team
MNopedia Researcher & Writer Minnesota History Center Filled Specialist Team
Museum Assistant Minnesota History Center Filled People Team
People Mover Driver Historic Fort Snelling Filled People Team
Pianist Alexander Ramsey House Filled Specialist Team
School Programs Greeter Historic Fort Snelling Filled People Team
School Programs Mustering Assistant Historic Fort Snelling Filled People Team
Special Projects Minnesota History Center Filled Specialist Team
Store Sales Assistant Historic Fort Snelling Filled People Team
Studio Photographer Minnesota History Center Filled Specialist Team
Visitor Services Aide Split Rock Lighthouse Filled People Team