Volunteer Opportunities

Becoming a volunteer is a great way to explore New Mexico history while sharing your interest with others. Friends of History invites you to join us in these activities.

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Walking Tour Volunteer

Lead public tours of downtown Santa Fe by becoming a walking tour docent.

Please email the tour manager at [email protected] to express your interest in becoming a Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Santa Fe docent. They send you information about upcoming training opportunities.

 Lecture Series Volunteer

Meet historians and writers, and attend their lectures, by assisting with the “First Wednesday” Lecture Series.

Digital Media Volunteer

Spread the news about Friends of History and the New Mexico History Museum by writing short blog posts and social media posts.

Special Events Volunteer

Work behind the scenes planning new special events.

Learn More

To find out more, contact us via the Friends of History volunteer application or email [email protected].

Museum Volunteering

If you would like to work on location at the New Mexico History Museum, the staff offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities including:

  • Serving as a docent on tours of the museum and major exhibitions – Assisting with care and management of museum collections
  • Helping out in specialty departments including the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, and the Palace Press
  • Greeting visitors and guests at special events
  • Preparing educational programs and working with school groups – Helping out with administration and support services
  • Filming and photographing live events and working on AV, multimedia, and web projects