On Wednesday, December 11, La Brea Tar Pits will be closing at 3pm for a special event. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Volunteers

volunteer holding skull in front of guests

Our Volunteers Make a Difference

Volunteers are an integral part of NHMLAC. They help us inspire wonder and discovery for thousands of visitors every year at our three museums. Whether engaging with guests in the exhibits or supporting museum collections—join our team! 

This is your chance to join a team of enthusiastic lifelong learners from every walk of life, to share your passion for knowledge, to contribute to something bigger than yourself, and to have fun doing it. Join one of our museum volunteer teams today!

Volunteer with children in Nature Gardens
The best part of being a volunteer is inspiring the pursuit of knowledge.

-NHM Volunteer


Get involved today! Here's how you get started

  • Submit an application for the museum of your choice (must be 16 years or older to apply)
  • Attend volunteer orientation and complete background check
  • Commit to a weekly shift that fits within your schedule
  • Start working with our guests and collections

 

More Ways to Give

Join a passionate community of individuals and organizations that support our mission and select the method of giving that works best for you.