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.
We are looking for dependable and capable volunteers to help with museum tasks on a regular weekly basis. You'll be part of a friendly team working in an educational and cultural center. Tasks vary from greeting visitors to assisting with our live wildflower display and collections. Please see below for details about current volunteer openings. Because the health and safety of our volunteers, staff and visitors is a priority, we strongly recommend that our volunteers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Front Desk Attendants
Wildflower Table Assistants
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.
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.