Volunteer Program Information and Resources

Volunteers are an essential part of the museum team here at South Dakota Mines. Whether working on the exhibit floor, or in the fossil preparation lab and collections spaces of the Paleontology Research Lab (PRL), volunteer efforts contribute to the Vision and Mission of the museum. Learn more about our specific volunteer opportunities and how to apply below!

Program Resources

Position Descriptions 


Volunteer orientation for Fall 2023 will be held in the Paleontology Research Lab room 161 on Thursday, September 7th, 2023 at 5:00 pm. The orientation is mandatory for any new volunteers wishing to apply.

Summer Hours

(beginning Memorial Day)

Monday-Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Closed: Sundays and Independence Day

Winter Hours

(beginning Labor Day)

Monday-Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM 
Closed: Sundays and Federal Holidays

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