Over 300 MOR volunteers contributed over 24,000 hours in 2014. Needless to say, we couldn’t provide many of our Museum services without our talented and dedicated volunteers, and they provide vital support to the Museum and our community at large. In return, MOR volunteers enjoy the camaraderie of working with visitors, staff, and their counterparts; opportunities for life-long learning; and the satisfaction of knowing they are making a valuable contribution.

Volunteer opportunities range from staffing activity carts, to preparing fossils, helping with our Museum Family Days, joining a benefit event planning committees, helping with security, putting together mailings, and giving guided tours. Plus, each summer volunteer interpreters at the Living History Farm demonstrate the day-to-day activities of a Montana farm in the 1890s.


For those who are interested in leading tours and interacting with and educating our visitors, we invite you to consider becoming an MOR docent. Docents give tours of our exhibits year around. Registration for new docents takes place each August for the fall docent-training program.

Docent Calendar >


2015 Volunteer Board               2015 Docent Board

  • President – Joan McNab                                                    Docent Chair - Peggy Jensen
  • Vice President – Trish Rice                                                Vice Chair - Sharon Eversman
  • Secretary – Cheryl Genovese                                              Secretary - Kristi Menix
  • Docent Chair – Peggy Jensen                                              Reps:
  • Newsletter Editors – Meredith Lewis & Dorie Green                   Carol Elliott
  • Reps:                                                                                        Fred Cornelious
    • Rollie Simons                                                                 Sandra Oldendorf
    • Margie Peterson                                                             Rod Shepherd
    • Lynne Barnes
    • Roberta Piper
For more information about volunteer opportunities at the Museum of the Rockies, please call the Volunteer Office at 406.994.6611. Applications can be accessed on this page or at the front desk of the Museum. Please see our list of current openings above to see if there is a position available in which you might be interested.


Please complete and email to blair.speed@montana.edu.

Volunteer Application >

Docent Application >

Current Volunteer Needs

       Docents:   If you're interested in continuing education, and would like to give tours to groups of all ages in the Museum, then maybe being a docent is for you. An exciting 10-week training program begins in late September. Registration takes places July 1st through August 31st. Sign up early to get a head start on the reading and pre-training assignments. Two year commitment required. For more information, call 406.994.6611 or email blair.speed@montana.edu.