Volunteer Opportunities

Have time to spare? Looking for volunteer hours to meeting Scouting requirements? Want to help out?

The North Star Museum has many opportunities for you to contribute whether you can commit once a week or once a year.

Immediate Volunteer Opportunities


Seeking volunteers for these museum committees:

Overnight at the Museum

Seeking volunteers who are excited about this innovative concept of “night at the museum” to assist with activities and set-up/tear down of this weekend long event. This includes sleeping overnight in the museum!

Docent for a Day

Seeking volunteers to open and close the museum on Saturdays (and possible Sundays!). This includes “manning” the front desk, greeting visitors, and giving tours.

Moose News Writer

Need a volunteer who LOVES the concept of Club Bruce and enjoys nature and history! As the writer for this quarterly publication you will create articles, games, puzzles, nature facts and current updates on moose populations in MN via our DNR partners on the Moose Recovery Project.

Join in the Fun Now!

The North Star Museum is growing by leaps and bounds and we are at a critical stage of growth. Dreams, ideas and wishes are coming to fruition. We are doing more, offering more and more people know about us. :That means we have had more demands for our resources. Without your help...our growth will come to a screeching halt. Please, consider one (or more!) of the many options listed above, or on this page.

These opportunities are FUN and enriching. We’d love to have you share your many talents with us! Contact Shirley De la Torre, Director of Institutional Advancement, 651-748-2880 or sdelatorre@nssm.org

On-Going Opportunities

Committee Member: Serve on one of the museum's operating committees, including facilities, development, membership, education and outreach, program, preservation, and volunteer involvement.

Data Entry Specialist: Enter information about recent donations, catalogue museum collections, or membership information into a user-friendly database. Training provided.

Exhibit Builder: Create and maintain current displays.

Exhibit Interpreters Travel with and transport exhibits to off-site events during the year. Share your love of Scouting history with the world.

Grant Writer: Write resource sharing proposals to individuals, corporations and foundations.

Graphic Designer: Prepare museum publications like the Museum News and the Annual Report for publication. Contribute to exhibit designs. Experience in design and layout a must.

Living History Interviewer: Help the museum save Scouting stories! Interview former Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and leaders about their scouting experiences. Equipment will be provided.

Offic Assistant: Provide administrative assistance to the executive director. Tasks may include preparing bulk mailings of newsletters, fundraising material, and membership campaigns; program requests; and filing work.

Photographer: Use your photography skills to document museum activities and events. Own equipment required.

Writer: Write articles for the museum newsletter, copy for exhibits, and promotional material.


Special Projects

Short-term special volunteer opportunities will be listed here. Check back frequently.