A Bell volunteer explains a gallery cart activity to visitors


Volunteer opportunities throughout the new 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. 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

Apply now to volunteer

More Information

To set up an information session to learn more about volunteering at the Bell, contact Kate Sigurdson, volunteer & student employee coordinator, at 612-625-3537 or ksigurds@umn.edu.

Visit Frequently Asked Questions or email bellvolunteers@umn.edu for more information.

Volunteer Application

Group Volunteer Application

Current Volunteer Login

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