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Volunteer Now

Did you know that more than 50% of our volunteers work directly with the public?  Every year, more than a thousand volunteers help the American Museum of Natural History meet its mission and goals by donating in excess of 130,000 hours per year to the Museum. We would like to take a moment to thank all our volunteers for their hard work and dedication.

Volunteers work individually or in groups, performing a variety of duties throughout the Museum. The Museum is open to the public seven days a week, and volunteers are utilized at all times.  All the "behind the scenes" volunteer positions, including the science departments, are only available Monday-Friday during normal business hours.  Our volunteers are from diverse backgrounds and reflect the population of the city.  There are two volunteer categories: Volunteers who work with the Public and Volunteers who work behind-the-scenes as Research and Departmental Volunteers.  Learn more about them by reading further.