A Bell volunteer explains a gallery cart activity to visitors


Volunteer opportunities throughout the Bell!

As Minnesota’s state natural history museum, the Bell’s mission is to ignite curiosity and wonder, explore our connections to nature and the universe, and create a better future for our evolving world. We will energize a community that embraces the transformative nature of science.

Spark curiosity and wonder by volunteering at the Bell Museum! Volunteering is a great way to interact with museum visitors and share an appreciation for science, nature, and space. There is always something new to learn at the Bell!

The Bell volunteer program provides support at both special events and ongoing programming. Positions are available in:

Exhibition galleries
Gallery carts
Astronomy programs
Scientific collections
Collections Cove
Special events

We are currently not accepting new volunteers. Check back later!

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More Information

If you have questions about volunteering at the Bell, contact Kate Sigurdson, Human Resource and Volunteer Coordinator, at 612-625-3537 or ksigurds@umn.edu.

If you would like to learn more about volunteering at the Bell visit Frequently Asked Questions or email bellvolunteers@umn.edu for more information.


Diversity & Inclusion

We believe it is essential to create an environment that welcomes and empowers people from historically underrepresented​ ​​and marginalized communities to have equitable access to the museum’s resources as well as opportunities to transform our work.  We are committed to upholding the diversity, equity, and inclusion definitions and values set forth by the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and the University of Minnesota.

These values will be integrated in all aspects of the museum, including:

  • Hiring, recruitment, retention, and advancement of staff and volunteers
  • Selection and evaluation of program and exhibition content
  • Providing meaningful opportunities to participate in planning and leadership