Saturday March 9 at 2 pm
If you love Idaho’s mining and geologic history, you’ll enjoy being part of our volunteer program. The Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology is seeking enthusiastic volunteers who love rocks and Idaho history. Join us to learn what’s happening at the museum and to determine if you would enjoy volunteering with us.
Located at 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd in Boise, Idaho, the museum is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, and was founded in 1989. Operated by volunteers, the museum provides numerous opportunities for adults and children, including school tours, scout tours and badge work, field trips, workshops, lectures, special events, outreach activities and more. The museum, next to the Old Pen, is free to the public and open Wednesday through Sunday, noon-5 pm, beginning March 16 through Fall.
If you have questions please contact call Annemarie 208-866-6386 or Shirley 208-283-3186
Depending on your time and interests you can support the museum mission in one of three volunteer categories.
Visitor Services volunteers staff the museum during regular business hours. Duties include greeting visitors, handling gift shop sales, and helping during special events. A typical commitment is one or two 2 1/2 hour shifts each month. All training is provided and no special knowledge is required – just a love of rocks!
Teaching & Events Team
Teaching & Events Team volunteers participate as leads or assistants in educational programs and events such as Youth Learning Tours, Geo-Workshops, and the Rock Party. No special experience or training is required to be an assistant for our great educational activities.
Support Team volunteers are those with particular skills who help out on special projects or for special needs, such as:
- Writing articles
Volunteers will receive orientation and training, and will receive special benefits in appreciation of their service. Please contact us at 208-283-3186 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining our volunteer team.
Volunteers make it happen!