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Volunteer Opportunities

We are always welcoming new volunteers at the Mead Museum! As of Summer 2022, we have a fantastic force of over 30 dedicated people who love what they do!

Our volunteers have become the backbone of what we are able to accomplish. Some of our volunteers have been with us since we started preparing for the move from the Dakota Territorial Museum to the Mead Museum in 2012. Others have been with us since 2008. 

The volunteer program at the museum offers a variety of projects you can work on, and training is available in all areas. Volunteer hours are very flexible and created to fit your needs- day of the week and hours that work for you!

Ready to help?! Contact us at or call  605-665-3898 for more information.


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Special Events & Projects

  • Assist with folding the quarterly newsletter

  • Ticket puncher for Haunted History Tours

  • Decorator for Hall of Trees (holiday time)

  • As-Needed for special fundraising events

Collections Care

  • Work hands-on with the collection of historical objects: cleaning, photographing, etc.

  • Inventory of collections through data entry

  • Assist researchers looking for information

Guest Services & Gift Shop

  • Front Desk - processing admission (cash handling and credit cards)

  • Greeting visitors and answering questions

  • Assisting with gift shop sales and product tagging

  • Friendly and out-going personality is key!

Programming Assistant

Exhibit design team

  • Assist with historic skills or cooking classes

  • Research historical information for upcoming exhibits

  • Meets Wednesday afternoons


volunteer meetings held on the
first Thursday of every month

12 pm on the 3rd Floor

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