Volunteers & Docents | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Engage with interested students and get up close and personal with dinosaur fossils, like docent Sherry Lewis (left).

Volunteer Spotlight

Stephen Simon (above left) is a docent at the NHM and the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits. There are many ways to volunteer at our three museums!
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More Volunteer Opportunities!

Volunteer at our sister museum, the La Brea Tar Pits Museum, where you can bring the Ice Age back to life! 

Volunteer at the
La Brea Tar Pits Museum today! 


Volunteer Program: Inspire Wonder & Discovery


The Museum is a unique venue where volunteers inspire wonder, discovery, and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds. From greeting guests to creating memorable hands-on experiences, there are many important ways in which volunteers contribute, making them one of NHM's richest resources!

As a volunteer you are an integral part of the Museum – whether it's interacting with guests or working with a team of researchers. Here are the ways to get involved:

Explore, share, and inspire with our guests as an Interpretive Volunteer

Discover and contribute as a Behind-the-Scenes Volunteer

We appreciate your interest and look forward to sharing with you everything the Natural History Museum has to offer!

Apply Today, Inspire Tomorrow!

Ready to start volunteering at the Natural History Museum?

In order to be considered for opportunities as an Interpretive Volunteer or Behind-the-Scenes Volunteer, you must submit the Volunteer Online Application Form. Here’s how you submit the application form: download the form, fill it out, and attach it to an email. Send the email to Volunteer@nhm.org. Remember, applicants must be at least 16 years of age!