We love volunteers!
The Fairbanks Museum welcomes volunteers to help at our front desk and Nature Store, collections care, in the administrative office, and a host of other areas. Volunteers collect flowers for the Wildflower Table and contribute crafts and cookies during our Victorian Holiday Open House.
Our volunteers enjoy spending time at the museum, getting to know our visitors, learning about our collections, and giving back to their community.
Current Volunteer Need:
We are currently seeking volunteers to be the welcoming face at the front desk of the museum!
Our volunteers play an extremely important role at our front desk selling tickets, answering questions and directing people and phone calls to the appropriate staff member. They also enjoy helping in our Nature Store selling and stocking our educational, unique, fun, and sometimes quirky items. Friendly, outgoing, easy to approach people interested in welcoming visitors enjoy this volunteer position.
Volunteers receive training in customer relations and seasonal museum exhibits in order to be able to answer visitors' questions and make them feel welcome. Flexible volunteer shifts are available.
In addition to our supportive environment, flexible hours, and numerous learning opportunities, regularly scheduled volunteers get an individual membership which entitles them to museum admission, planetarium shows, 10% off in the Nature Store, and reciprocal admission to participating ASTC institutions!
You can join the Museum’s team of volunteers at any time! Contact us to find out more about volunteering at the Museum.
Every year, we honor the dedication of our volunteers by naming Fairbanks Fellows. Fairbanks Fellows are outstanding examples of the values and vision of the Museum. Fairbanks Fellows are recognized for contributing their talents, energy, ideas and creativity to encourage thousands of visitors to be curious observers of our natural world through the Museum’s educational service, public programs and innovative exhibits.