Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Minnesota Historical Society.
We have temporarily stopped accepting new applications while we work to place a large number of applicants already on file. However, we are still accepting applications exclusively for Alexander Ramsey House Pianists and Historic Fort Sneliing Fifes and Drums. Use the links below to apply for these positions.
Explore the opportunities below to see what some of our volunteers are currently doing.
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.
|Historic Fort Snelling Fifes and Drums (Student Volunteer)||Historic Fort Snelling||Open||Specialist Team, People Team|
|Pianist||Alexander Ramsey House||Open||Specialist Team|
|"We Are Hmong MN" Exhibit Assistant||Minnesota History Center||Filled||Specialist Team, People Team|
|Baking Lab Assistant||Mill City Museum||Filled||People Team|
|Coat Check||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|
|Evaluation Data Collector||Minnesota History Center||Filled||People 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|
|Greeter||Mill City Museum||Filled||People Team|
|Greeter||Minnesota History Center||Filled||People Team|
|History Day Judge||Filled||People Team|
|Inventory Control||Minnesota History Center||Filled||Project Team|
|Library Registration Desk||Minnesota History Center||Filled||People Team|
|MNopedia Researcher & Writer||Minnesota History Center||Filled||Specialist Team|
|Museum Assistant||Minnesota History Center||Filled||People Team|
|Parking Assistant - Fort Snelling Civil War Weekend||Historic Fort Snelling||Filled||People Team|
|People Mover Driver||Historic Fort Snelling||Filled||People Team|
|School Programs Greeter||Historic Fort Snelling||Filled||People Team|
|School Programs Greeter||Mill City Museum||Filled||People Team|
|School Programs Greeter||Minnesota History Center||Filled||People Team|
|Special Projects||Minnesota History Center||Filled||Specialist Team|
|Studio Photographer||Minnesota History Center||Filled||Specialist Team|
|Visitor Services Aide||Split Rock Lighthouse||Filled||People Team|