Become a Volunteer

Volunteer showing an artifact to visitorsThank you for your interest in volunteering for the Minnesota Historical Society! Due to COVID-19, the Minnesota Historical Society library, museums, and historic sites are currently open limited hours. Information on site hours.

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

3. We will contact you and schedule an interview.

4. If your interest matches an opening, you will meet with a staff person involved with that project to learn more.

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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