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Volunteer at the Bell Museum

The Bell Museum has volunteer opportunities for people who are interested in being part of the museum's current programs and events.

Volunteers support a wide variety of educational programs, special events, and services within the museum. As a team, the Bell Museum can accomplish its mission of exploring life's diversity, deepening individual understanding and appreciation of the natural world through education, collections, and research.

For more information about volunteer opportunities at the Bell Museum, email or write to

Volunteer Coordinator
Bell Museum of Natural History
University of Minnesota
10 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Current Volunteers:

Log in to the Volunteer Information Center

To Apply to be a Volunteer:

Please print out the application, fill out as much information as you can, and email ( or mail a hard copy back to:

Laura Vitko
Member and Volunteer Specialist
Bell Museum of Natural History
10 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

We will process your application and you will be called as soon as your application is approved in order to set up a time to meet and answer any questions you may have.

Training Dates:

Come to the Bell Museum of Natural History and visit our collections, meet with curators, tour the exhibits, explore the Touch and See Room, and navigate the break room, offices, and copy machine. We will contact with possible dates when provide training about how the museum runs and what it is all about. You must have submitted your application and signed up in advance to attend a training session. Please call 612.624.6878 for more information.


We are so thankful for our volunteers and realize how much they add to our programming and daily affairs. Because of their hard work and valued time, we would like to say thank you and offer our volunteers the following benefits: