Not only do volunteers share their time and energy with us, they bring their experience, knowledge and the desire to be a part of this great institution. "
- Brian Malloy,
Director Volunteer Services
Join Us :: Volunteer & Internship Programs
Join our team of dedicated volunteers and interns. Experience the fun and educational excitement offered here at the New York State Museum.
Did you know that the New York State Museum cares for and studies over 15 million specimens, artifacts and works of art that reflect over 175 years of research in earth sciences, biology, and human and cultural history. Each year our exhibits and programs attract more than 750,000 visitors to upstate New York. With the help of our dedicated volunteers and interns, the museum provides a fun and educational atmosphere for our daily visitors. Won't you join our team?
The New York State Museum offers a variety of interesting and educational opportunities for volunteers and interns. Choose from assisting in research laboratories, clerical work, assisting in our interactive children's area we call discovery place, helping school children in our after school program or work with visitor services providing information and special programs to our museum visitors.
Whether you are retired, a professional, a student or just have a skill and time you would like to share, the New York State Museum will welcome you as a valued volunteer or offer an educational as well as exciting internship.
Sarah Broderick has been a volunteer with the Museum since 2008, leading craft activities, face painting, assisting with History Day, Earth Day, New York In Bloom and more! » Learn more
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Please Print and return your application to:
Office of Volunteer Services
Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230
Or call (518)-402-5869
Call the Office of Volunteer Services at
(518) 402-5869 for further information today.
The New York State Museum also welcomes school internships and community service placements.