Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Minnesota Historical Society! Visit the positions below for images and more information. Sort them by category or open/filled status.

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 professional, 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 greeter, History Hijinx craft facilitator, baking lab volunteer, survey assistant, library registration desk assistant or other positions 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 entry, digitization, and mailings.
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Position Location Status Category
Baking Lab Assistant Mill City Museum Open People Team
Buildings and Grounds Work Crew Oliver Kelley Farm Open Project Team
Farm Lab Kitchen Associate Oliver Kelley Farm Open People Team
Field Trip Facilitator Historic Fort Snelling Open People Team
Garden Associate Oliver Kelley Farm Open Specialist Team
Golf Cart Driver Oliver Kelley Farm Open People Team
Greeter Oliver Kelley Farm Open People Team
Historic Fort Snelling Fifes and Drums (Student Volunteer) Historic Fort Snelling Open Specialist Team, People Team
Museum Gallery Assistant Mill City Museum Open People Team
People Mover Driver Historic Fort Snelling Open People Team
Pianist Alexander Ramsey House Open Specialist Team
Benefits & Recruitment Assistant Minnesota History Center Filled Specialist Team
Coat Check Minnesota History Center Filled People Team
Data Collector Minnesota History Center Filled People Team
Data Collector at Historic Sites Mill City Museum Filled People Team
Data Entry Minnesota History Center Filled Project Team
Data Management Minnesota History Center Filled Specialist Team
Database Repurposer Minnesota History Center Filled Project 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
Greeter Mill City Museum Filled People Team
Greeter Minnesota History Center Filled People Team
Guest Services Specialist Minnesota State Capitol Filled People 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
Human Resources Assistant Minnesota History Center Filled Project Team
Library Registration Desk Minnesota History Center Filled People Team
Memory Cafe Host Snake River Fur Post Filled People Team
Minnesota History Magazine Minnesota History Center Filled Project Team
MNopedia Researcher & Writer Minnesota History Center Filled Specialist Team
Museum Assistant Minnesota History Center Filled People Team
Oral History Transcriptionist Minnesota History Center Filled Specialist Team
Records Organizer Minnesota History Center Filled Specialist Team
School Programs Greeter Oliver Kelley Farm 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
Somalis + Minnesota Minnesota History Center Filled People Team
Special Projects Minnesota History Center Filled Specialist Team
State Archives Processing Volunteer Minnesota History Center Filled Project Team
Studio Photographer Minnesota History Center Filled Specialist Team
Visitor Services Aide Split Rock Lighthouse Filled People Team