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MNHS Volunteer Program

By: Rebekah Bjork | April 20, 2020

Volunteers are essential to the Minnesota Historical Society. MNHS has more than 2,050 volunteers who help support MNHS and its goals. Last year, our volunteers contributed a combined total of 39,332 hours in 32 programs and departments across the organization. 

But, who are our volunteers? Our volunteers are from a variety of ages and backgrounds. They are well-educated people; over 91% have obtained additional education after high school, with 40% having graduate or professional degrees. Below is just a small sample of their fields of study:​​

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Aviation Safety
  • Biology 
  • Business       
  • Chemistry                        
  • Cinema & Media Culture                 
  • Communications        
  • Computer Science  
  • Conservation & Restoration                                             
  • Design & Apparel Studies 
  • Digital Media Arts & Marketing 
  • Economics                     
  • Education
  • Engineering      
  • English
  • Finance                                                          
  • Fisheries & Animal Science 
  • Folklore                               
  • Food Science                    
  • Geography                             
  • German                                     
  • Global Studies & Chinese 
  • Graphic Arts                 
  • Guidance Counselor                     
  • Historical Administration    
  • History                                                     
  • Humanities                                       
  • Information Technology                 
  • Intercultural Studies 
  • Journalism                   
  • Latin American Studies                  
  • Law Enforcement             
  • Library Science             
  • Linguistics                       
  • Mathematics                       
  • Medicine                           
  • Music                                            
  • Nursing                                                         
  • Painting                                 
  • Philosophy                        
  • Photography                              
  • Physics                                                     
  • Political Science                                
  • Psychology                                            
  • Public Affairs                                                         
  • Religion                                  
  • Secretarial                                   
  • Social Sciences                                                      
  • Soil Science                                                                  ​                                      
  • Tool & Die Making       

Thank you, volunteers, for making the work you do at MNHS a huge success.