Volunteer at the Hearst Museum!

The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology recognizes the valuable contributions made by volunteers toward its mission of preservation, interpretation, research, and understanding of its collections. It acknowledges the multi-talented individuals of the Bay Area and supports their commitment to share their time, skills, and knowledge in support of the Museum's work.

If you are a currently enrolled U.C. Berkeley undergraduate, you are also eligible to participate in the Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP).

Volunteer Program

The volunteer program at the Hearst Museum matches responsible volunteers with staff members in order to carry out the Museum's mission. The Museum accepts volunteers in most aspects of museum work. Volunteers have been placed in departments including exhibitions, education and public programs, conservation, registration, collections management, the photo lab, and research. All volunteer work is carried out under the direction of a supervising staff member. Museum volunteer hours are 9–5, Monday through Friday. 

Although there are many volunteer positions related to projects with ending dates, there are some ongoing tasks, such as data entry and cataloging. Time commitments for volunteers can vary according to a project's requirements. Special events, such as public programs, may require flexible use of a volunteer's time.

Volunteer application forms are available for download or from the Museum's Administrative Office in 103 Kroeber Hall. Forms should be submitted with resumes when possible.

Please contact the Museum at pahma-programs@berkeley.edu for more information.