Become a Volunteer

Volunteer showing an artifact to visitors

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Minnesota Historical Society!  We are currently working with a large number of individuals who have already applied. Therefore, ​at this time, we are accepting volunteer applications for only Mill City Museum and Historic Fort Snelling positions. This is the application process:

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

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

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.


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