Over 275 MOR volunteers contributed over 31,000 hours in 2013. 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, to helping with administrative tasks such as running shows in the Hager Auditorium, joining a benefit event planning committee, 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 >


2014 Volunteer Board               2014 Docent Board

  • President – Doris Henson                                                 Docent Chair - Meredith Lewis
  • Vice President – Joan McNab                                             Vice Chair - Peggy Jensen
  • Secretary – Trish Rice                                                        Secretary - Christie Rosanova
  • Docent Chair – Meredith Lewis                                          Reps:
  • Newsletter Editors – Meredith Lewis & Dorie Green                   Ro Meyer
  • Reps:                                                                                        Fred Cornelious
    • Pete Rieke                                                                      Sharon Eversman
    • Michelina Kazeminejad                                                  Dorie Green
    • Gina Albini
    • 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

  • Living History Farm Interpreters: 

    Greet visitors and demonstrate day to day life on an 1890’s Homestead. Volunteers on our farm work inside the Tinsley home, out in the heirloom gardens, or in our blacksmith shop. Volunteers must commit to one 4 hour shift a week. The Living History Farm is open Memorial Day – late September, volunteers must commit to at least one summer.Training begins Wednesday, April 15th, all Volunteers must complete training to participate in our Living History Community.

    For more information, call 406.994.6611 or email blair.speed@montana.edu.