Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Natural History Museum of Utah! Please complete this application form if you are over the age of 18, and are interested in joining our volunteer program. Once you complete the form, please click the "Continue" button at the bottom. You will receive a confirmation email.

Contact Information

Email Communication

We utilize email as a main form of communication to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities. Please provide your email address below.

Demographic Information

Please provide additional information about yourself. If you speak additional languages, please let us know. If you are a University of Utah student or staff please include your uNID.

This information is used to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers, and will remain confidential. It is the policy of the Natural History Museum of Utah to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sexual orientation, gender, religion, age, national origin or ancestry.

Emergency Contact

Why are you interested in volunteering at NHMU?

Please describe why you want to volunteer with the Natural History Museum of Utah.

Please tell us about your volunteer experience.

Do you have volunteer or other relevant experience, skills, training, or interests? Please list below.


Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer. Please note that Wednesday is the only day of the week for which evening hours may be available.

Assignment Preference

Please let us know which positions you are interested in.

Criminal Record Disclosure

Have you ever been convicted of any law violation (except minor traffic violations)? If yes, please state the nature of the violation(s), when and where you were convicted and the disposition of the case.

Please note: no one will be denied consideration because of disclosure of a criminal record; the nature of the crime, date of the offense, and surrounding circumstances may be considered. However, failure to disclose such information may result in disqualification of your application or termination of your volunteer service.

Media Release

"I authorize the Natural History Museum of Utah and its partner organizations to take and use without payment any photographs, slides, or video-tape of myself as may be needed for public relations, marketing/advertising in print or on our website, or internal training purposes."

Please indicate in the box below whether you "Accept" or "Do Not Accept" our media release terms. Please note: acceptance or non-acceptance will not affect your ability to volunteer with the Museum.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At the Natural History Museum of Utah, we recognize that our strength and sustainability as an organization stem from diversity and inclusion. For this reason, we are committed to fostering equity, recruiting and retaining a diverse volunteer corps that reflects the communities we serve, and empowering volunteers in developing an accessible and inclusive work environment.

We also place a strong emphasis on providing an exceptional experience to every guest who visits the Museum or participates in any of our programs. We believe that everyone at NHMU, at every level and in all departments, are a critical part of providing this level of experience. Therefore, all staff members and volunteers receive ongoing training and are expected to consistently contribute to creating exceptional, memorable, and inclusive experiences for our guests, partners, and the community.

Background Check and Volunteer Processing Fee

As an applicant for a volunteer position with the Natural History Museum of Utah, I realize that a thorough background check is conducted upon acceptance as a volunteer. I understand that the Natural History Museum of Utah will submit my name to the University of Utah Human Resources to complete this process, and that I must verify my date of birth and social security number. Once accepted as a volunteer I understand there will be a $25.00 fee* to help cover costs of the background check, uniform, training, etc.

*A fee waiver may be requested if this $25.00 fee would be a significant barrier to my participation in the volunteer program.