Share your respect for the environment by joining the San Diego Natural History Museum’s volunteer program. Volunteers support the mission of the San Diego Natural History Museum in many ways. Volunteers are integral to the daily operations of the Museum. In 2017, volunteers contributed more than 56,000 hours, equivalent to over $1.5 Million in donated time.
We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities, including: Public Programs volunteers (Canyoneer hiking guides, Docent teaching guides, and Museum Whalers, whale naturalists); science department opportunities (Birds and Mammals, Botany, Entomology, Herpetology, Paleontology, and the Research Library); exhibit interpretation, live animal care, and administrative departments. For high school students, we have camp volunteer positions and internship opportunities in conjunction with local schools.