New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science


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.