Volunteer Opportunities

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 for Historic Fort Snelling Fifes and Drums. You may also register as a History Day Judge.

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.
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Position Location Status Category
Historic Fort Snelling Fifes and Drums (Student Volunteer) Historic Fort Snelling Open Specialist Team, People Team
History Day Judge Open People Team, Project 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
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
Pianist Alexander Ramsey House Filled Specialist 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