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Volunteer Opportunities

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 Café, social activities, and special volunteer only events.

All new museum volunteers must attend and complete the "New Volunteer Orientation" training before hours can be logged. More training dates will be announced soon. Please email or call (505) 841-2877 for more information.

***Featured Volunteer Opportunity****

  • Chocolate: The Exhibition- Are you looking for a sweet volunteer opportunity?  Then join us for "Chocolate: The Exhibition" at the NM Museum of Natural History & Science from June 17th, 2022 through March 12th, 2023.  We are in need of Gallery Hosts for this large exhibit from the Field Museum.  Learn about the science of chocolate, the history of this delectable sweet, and how what we know as chocolate today varies from country to country. Volunteers will be needed for 3 hour shifts from Wednesday through Monday 9am to 5pm and evening special events. If interested, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at or call 505-841-2877.  All volunteers are required to take a 2 hour training being held at the Museum in the STEM Theater on the following days and times:
    • June 7th at 10am
    • June 10th at 10am
    • June13th at 1pm​

Educational Volunteer Opportunities

  • Museum Docent: Help visitors understand Museum exhibits
  • Naturalist Center Docent: Assist visitors of all ages in our hands-on discovery room
  • Planetarium Host/Presenter: Learn to welcome guests and give presentations on astronomy in the domed theater.
  • FossilWorks: Not accepting new application at this time, please check back later.


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