Current Volunteer Needs

To apply for any of these positions, please complete the volunteer application . The Volunteer Department will contact you to schedule an interview or invite you to an upcoming Volunteer Introduction. If you have specific questions, please call Janet Morris at 619.255.0245 or volunteers@sdnhm.org . Science department openings are limited.

Upcoming Volunteer Introductions:
Wednesday, August 16; 6-7:30 PM

For an invitation, please complete a volunteer application.

Apply to Volunteer

Interested in employment at the Museum? View our current openings .

Put the NAT in NATuralist

Join our newest volunteer group—the NATuralists. Engage our guests with fun, interactive games that connect people to nature in a unique way. You don’t have to be an expert in natural history, you just need to be outgoing, able to easily approach strangers, and curious about nature. Training is Saturday, November 4, 9 AM–2:30 PM. Minimum age is 18. We ask for a minimum 2 1/2 hour weekly shift for 6 months. Apply today.

Science Research Library needs assistance

The Science Research Library is seeking long term volunteers to assist with routine administrative tasks. This is a non-circulating library but there is still plenty to do. Duties include checking in the periodicals, database work, shelving books, and other daily library activities. Familiarity with libraries is needed. Good computer skills are essential. Ability to climb ladders is preferred. Volunteers may help between the hours of 10 AM–5 PM Monday–Friday. A minimum commitment of 4 hours weekly on a regular schedule is required.