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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.

Fairbanks Fellows:

Kirt Adams
Heather Alger
Stephen Amos
William Amos*
Kathy Armstrong
Jim Arnosky*
Mary Azarian*
Virginia Barlow*
Paul Barone
Paul Bengtson
Thomas Berriman
Bruce Berryman
Bette Bossen
Alan Boye
Benjamin Boye
Darby Bradley*
Arthur Brooks
Mary Elizabeth "Beppy" Brown
Rebecca Brown
Richard W. Brown*
Charles C. Browne*
Paul Bruhn*
Jane Cameron
Patricia Caplan
Alice Carpenter
Henry Choong, Ph.D.
Rob Christenson
William Christiansen
Renee Circosta
Stephen Clark
Aminta Conant
David Conant
Edward Crane
Ruth Crane*
Paige Crosby
Jacqueline Dadourian
Doris Damon
Roger Damon
Jere Daniell
Julia Daniels
Lorette Desrochers
Duane Diefenbach
Virginia Downs
Ballard Ebbett
William Eddy*
Pam Eddy
Dave Edwards
Edith Anne Emery
William Fingerhut
Andrew Fisher
Clara Fisher
Dover Robinson Ford
Caroline Frey
Eddie Gale 
Suzanne Gallagher
Tracey Gaylord
Beverly Gehlbach
Arthur Gilman
David Haas
Christine Hadsel
David Hale
Rosalie Harris
Barbara Hawley
Bernd Heinrich*
Rebecca Hill-Larson
Edward Hoagland*
Delsie Hoyt Eaton
Jenness Ide
Charles W. Johnson*
Beth Dugger Kanell
James Kellogg
M. Jane Kitchel
Ed Koren
Madeleine May Kunin*
Judy Kurtz
Sarah B. Laughlin
Dianne Lavigne
Barry Lawson
Senator Patrick Leahy*
Scott Lewins
Stephen Long*
Kathleen Lovett
Erika MacPherson-Hulbert
William Mares
John and Barbara Matsinger
Bernier Mayo
William McKibben*
Kristina Michelsen
Donald Miller
Gary Moore
Susan Morse
Marilyn Moulton
Lauren Moye
Richard Moye
Edward Nugent
Peggy Pearl*
William B. Piper
David G. Rahr
Howard B. Reed
Sharon Reihmer
Robin Rothman
Tim Ruggles
Damian Ryan
Jutta Scott
Nilda Silloway
Stephen Slayton
Tom Slayton*
Joan Smith
Phil and Peg Soucy
Hilde Sparrow
Jay Sprout
Nathan Stodola
Stanley Swaim
Anson Tebbetts
Tanya Tellman
Elizabeth Thompson*
Jeanne Thomson
Frank Tilghman
Peg Tirrell
Nathaniel Tripp
Robin Turnau
William Vinton
Hubert Vogelmann
Shirley Warden
Libby Welch
James Wheeler
Thelma White
Brendan Whittaker*
Otto Wurzburg III
Edward R. Zuccaro
Tracy Zschau
*Franklin Fairbanks Award Winner