Volunteer at theNAT

Connect People to Nature

Share your respect for the environment by joining the San Diego Natural History Museum’s volunteer program.

We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities, including: public engagment volunteers (Canyoneer hiking guides, Docent teaching guides, Museum Whalers, teen camp aides, and NATuralists who volunteer within the museum); science department opportunities (Birds and Mammals, Botany, Entomology, Herpetology, Paleontology, and the Research Library); live animal care, and administrative departments. For high school students, we have camp volunteer positions and internship opportunities in conjunction with local schools.

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Benefits of Volunteering

  • Free admission to the Museum
  • Excellent training by our science staff
  • Notices of discounts and events free to volunteers throughout Balboa Park
  • Discounts in the museum store and the Flying Squirrel Café
  • Discounts on Museum lectures and events
  • The satisfaction of knowing you are helping a vital organization dedicated to researching and educating the public about the diversity of plant and animal life throughout southern California and the Baja peninsula.