Museum Volunteer Program

KU Natural History Museum volunteers are an integral part of the museum and assist in several different areas. Our volunteer program is currently paused during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back for updates.

If you are interested in volunteering, begin by filling out a Volunteer Application. After you apply, we will contact you to set up an orientation and a special behind-the-scenes museum tour to get you started.


  • Invitation to exclusive museum events 
  • 20% discount at the Museum Gift Shop
  • Free t-shirt or other museum branded merchandise
  • Opportunity to earn a Museum Passport

Available positions

Museum Tidiness Assistant

Museum Tidiness Assistants help keep the museum clean and comfortable for our guests. You will clean glass, signage, and railings throughout the museum, restock pamphlets and brochures, tidy stools, and pick up items left behind by visitors. 

Time commitment: 1 hour/week. Same day each week, anytime 1pm-5pm.

Science Corps Volunteer
Science Corps Volunteers assist with Natural History Museum events, family activities, tours, and other special projects inside and outside of the museum. Volunteers assist staff with educational science activities for families, children, and school groups at in-house events and outreach programs, help with event set-up and tear-down, and lead group tours throughout the museum.

Time commitment: About 4 hours/month. Scheduling based on museum event calendar and volunteer needs. 

Museum Greeter
Our front desk greeters are the first and most important person our patrons see when they walk through our doors. Duties include: welcoming families, school groups and individuals, handing out maps, receiving and processing contributions, and answering phone inquiries. Basic computer literacy is required.

Time commitment: 2 hours/shift. At least 2 shifts per month. Flexible timing.  

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please fill out this application. If you have any questions, please contact:

Jaime Keeler, Business Coordinator 

All volunteers must be able to pass a background check and be 18 years of age or older.