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Volunteer Contact

Doug Simon
Shared Resources Volunteer Coordinator
(505) 841-2877
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Volunteer for your local Museum!

Volunteering gives you the opportunity to share your passion for natural history and science with today’s students and tomorrow’s scientists in a dynamic, ever-changing setting. Whether your interests are in computer science, astronomy, or natural history, we have a need for your assistance! Our volunteers work on the Museum floor and behind the scenes, performing a wide range of tasks.

Besides personal satisfaction and rewarding life experiences, volunteer benefits include free admission, discounts at the NatureWorks gift store and the Museum's M Café, newsletters, social activities, and special recognition events.

The Museum is currently interviewing volunteers for the following positions: Museum Hosts, Naturalist Center Docents, Information Desk Specialists, and Exhibits Assistants.

Below is a detailed list of all of the volunteer opportunities offered at the Museum:

Administrative Volunteer Opportunities

Information Desk: Greet visitors to the Museum, check entrance tickets, and answer general information questions
Data entry: Add Museum information to a computer database
Clerical: Help in various departments


Educational Volunteer Opportunities

Museum Docent: Help visitors understand Museum exhibits
Naturalist Center Docent: Assist visitors of all ages in our hands-on discovery room
Outreach Educator: Present hands-on science activities in the community
FossilWorks: Prepare fossils in front of the public in the fossil preparation lab

Behind-the-Scenes Volunteer Opportunities

Exhibits: Help prepare and repair Museum exhibits
Paleo prep lab: Prepare fossils for study
Biology prep lab: Prepare biological specimens for study
Collections: Catalog materials and specimens

Able to help in a way we haven't listed? Tell us!

Download and fill out this form to request more information on volunteer opportunities at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.