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.
Visitor Services volunteers are the face of the Museum. Based at our front desk. volunteers introduce and welcome guests to the Museum. Volunteers sell tickets, answer questions, and direct people and phone calls to the appropriate staff member. They also help 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 position.
Collections Care volunteers help catalogue, research, and maintain our treasured collections. With the guidance of our collections manager, volunteers may work with specific collections or on priority projects that enhance the quality and safety of the pieces in our care.
Programs for all audiences draw people to the Museum throughout the year. Your help in organizing events, getting the word out, and helping people feel comfortable makes an event successful.
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.