Museum Volunteer Program

The KU Natural History Museum has openings for volunteer positions!  We have great benefits for volunteers who contribute as little as 4 hours per month.  


  • Invitation to exclusive museum events and yearly volunteer gala
  • 15% discount at the Museum Gift Shop
  • Free t-shirt or other museum branded merchandise
  • Opportunity to earn a Museum Passport


Available positions

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.

Gift Shop Cashier

Calling all science lovers! We need help operating the Fossilogics Gift Shop. Duties include: assisting customers, operating the cash register, answering phones and keeping the Museum Gift Shop looking great.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact:

Angela Thompson, Volunteer Coordinator