Become a Volunteer

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

Check the Volunteer Opportunities page for current volunteer openings.

Application Process

  1. Complete an Online Application, so we know your interests, your experience, and your availability.
  2. We will contact you and schedule a time to chat.

Under 18 years old? Download and complete a Student Addendum with parent/guardian permission and two references, in addition to the online application.

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.

We can help if you need assistance with the application. Email us at or by phone at (651) 259-3187 Monday - Friday 9am - 4:30pm CST.