Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Orientation

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

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

Support Team volunteers are those with particular  skills who help out on special projects or for special needs, such as:

  • Repairs
  • Woodworking
  • Painting
  • Writing articles
  • Electrical
  • Computers

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 contact.us@idahomuseum.org if you are interested in joining our volunteer team.

Volunteers make it happen!