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Become a Volunteer

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

Here is the application process:

1. Complete an Online Application, so we know your interests, your experience and your availability.

2. Under 18? Complete a Student Addendum with parent/guardian permission and two references, in addition to the online application.   (student.addendum.recommendation.form_.pdf)

3. We'll contact you about the next steps, depending on your interests and qualifications.

4. If your interest matches an opening, you'll meet with a staff person involved with that project to learn more. (We'll set that up, too.)

5. If you are over 18, you will be required to complete a background check authorization, which will require your Social Security Number, your birth date and prior residence. All volunteers must pass our background check.


Contact us at volunteerservices@mnhs.org.