Volunteers have been an integral part of our Museum since our inception in 1976. We wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for their hard work and dedication! The Museum is always hosting special events, workshops, and lectures providing cultural and educational programming to the community.

“One reason I enjoy working at the Museum is because it keeps me in touch with my Swedish heritage. Many of the objects are familiar to me from my childhood in Sweden. What I really like is working with all the friendly staff and interns. It feels good for me to be around young people with all their energy and enthusiasm.” 
–Eva Giba, Volunteer


We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available to suit different interests:

Are you a history buff? Helping in our “Dream of America” exhibit is a great opportunity!

Do you enjoy working with children? You’ll love volunteering in the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration where you can help with field trips and classroom activities!

Do you have retail experience? Then the Kerstin Andersson Museum Store would be more than happy to put those skills to use!

Do you love meeting new people? You’d be a perfect fit for greeting visitors at our front desk!

Are you a student looking to get your start in the museum field? Volunteering is a great way to earn community service credit and gain hands-on work experience! 


New volunteers are always welcome! Please fill out the application below and a staff member will contact you shortly:

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Areas of Interest:
Take calls, direct guests, charge admissions, sell books, and more! Our admissions volunteers are the heart of the Museum and are the first person people see when they enter through those front doors.
Work on projects, creating displays for windows and interiors, pricing items, or photographing products for online store, signage and promotions, or join us for customer service, working the register and talking to customers about products.
Volunteer during special events like Midsommarfest or Julmarknad, two of the Museum's busiest events throughout the year.
Come to the Museum to volunteer during our events, either setting up, serving food, checking registrations, or helping to pack up the event when it's finished.
Assist with digitization, database entry, object photography, cataloging, inventory and special projects in museum collections.
Coming soon! Lead tours of the Museum’s permanent exhibit "We Are America" and answer visitor questions about the exhibit.
Assist with the Museum's Family Events by preparing and monitoring crafts, leading activities, or serving food, or lend a hand with Children’s Museum repair by fixing broken interactive elements.
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