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Adult volunteer opportunities

Volunteering for the museum challenges you to make a difference in people’s lives. Our adult volunteers come from many walks of life and range from college students to retirees. Whether you want to use your social skills by working at special events, learn research techniques by working in collections, or learn more about Alaska by giving gallery tours, we have a volunteer opportunity for you.

Here are just some of the ways you can get involved as a museum volunteer:

Assist with children’s activities, art classes, tour development, the museum’s holiday exhibit installation and the preparation of art projects.

Docent/Museum guides
As a docent, lead tours through our permanent art and history exhibits, as well as special touring exhibits. As an interpreter, answer questions from museum visitors about specific exhibits.

Visitor services
Provide essential information for new and returning visitors, or act as host or hostess during special events like the museum gala and exhibit openings.

Help with data entry of membership information, museum mailings, membership support and staffing the membership desk during special events.

Assist in the operation of the museum shop. Proceeds from the nonprofit shop benefit the museum’s educational programs and exhibits.

Assist with light office work, such as data entry and filing.

Atwood Resource Center
Help with library-related tasks, photo identification, archiving and photographing new materials.

Help catalogue artifacts and assist with installing them into exhibitions.

We cherish our volunteers and are grateful for their help, so we show our appreciation through many benefits.

  • Free, unlimited museum admission
  • 20 percent discount at the museum shop
  • 10 percent discount at Muse restaurant
  • Museum guest passes
  • An opportunity to make new friends
  • A chance to develop career and leadership skills
  • Free volunteer parking in the museum garage during your scheduled work shift (limited availability)
  • Volunteer recognition events

How to apply
If you are interested in gaining leadership skills, would like to donate your professional skills or would just like to have fun and make friends with a commitment to the museum, please complete the volunteer application form and fax it to 929-9290 or submit it at the museum’s front desk.

Once your application is reviewed, we’ll contact you for an interview and schedule you for orientation and training. Training may include formal classes and workshops or informal meetings, depending on the volunteer position.

Download a Volunteer
Application Form

For more information on becoming an adult volunteer, call 929-9259 or e-mail