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.

Volunteer Newsletter

Download the March 2014 Newsletter here.


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 >


2013 Volunteer Board

  • President – Lynne Barnes
  • Vice President – Doris Henson
  • Secretary – Barbara Brown
  • Docent Chair – Roger Barnes
  • Newsletter Editors – Merry Shyne & Meredith Lewis
  • Reps:      
    • Pete Rieke
    • Michelina Kazeminejad
    • Beth Naert
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: If you're interested in being a part of our 1890's Montana Homestead please call 406.994.6611 or email blair.speed@montana.edu. We're looking for volunteers interested in interpreting inside the Tinsley Home, working the gardens, or becoming a part of our blacksmith shop! Volunteers must commit to at least one 4-hour shift per week for the summer.