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Volunteers are essential to the Minnesota Historical Society.

It's our goal to make volunteering as enjoyable for you as it is valuable for us. 

More than 2,000 volunteers contribute to the work of our mission. If you have enthusiasm, good customer service skills, enjoy history and exploring cultural organizational environments and are a lifelong learner, then volunteering at MNHS may be for you.

We seek volunteers from diverse backgrounds to help tell the story of all Minnesotans. From greeting visitors and school groups to working behind the scenes on historical records or scanning photos, every volunteer brings meaning to the work that they do.

New, short-term opportunity for up to 60 volunteers! Volunteers especially needed for Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30 am-Noon, and Fridays from 8:30 am-Noon or 11:45 am-4 pm. In this active volunteer role, you'll be outdoors enjoying the end of cabin fever season from April to June. Enhance students' experiences by providing a secure, welcoming environment and learning opportunities in a high-energy setting at Historic Fort Snelling at Bdote. More information

MNHS is also currently looking for energetic volunteers who have an interest in history and helping the public, for our next exhibit, “First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota’s Mainroom.” This exhibit is open from May 4, 2019 through June 28, 2020. Shifts are available Fridays, and every other Saturday or Sunday. More information