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Volunteer with OPM

Oshkosh Public Museum docent assisting visitors

Join Our Work

Work collaboratively alongside OPM Staff to preserve & promote history, art, and culture.

Volunteer opportunities with OPM are wide ranging, and offer a variety of schedules. Teach visitors about history, art, and culture as a docent, guide young learners on field trips, or help with fun events like Día de los Muertos. These are just a few of the ways you can share your time and expertise with our community at OPM.

Explore different opportunities below! 


Education Volunteers
Ready to bring history to life? Support young learners on field trips to OPM! Weekday daytime availability is required for this opportunity.

Special Event Volunteers
OPM hosts special events throughout the year, including our annual Día de los Muertos Celebration in late October, exhibition openings, holiday decorating, and more.

Visitor Services and Gallery Docents
Create impactful and enjoyable visitor experiences as a weekend docent! No previous knowledge about local history is required. Scheduled Saturdays 12 – 2 pm.

Family Programming Volunteers
Encourage discovery for our community’s next generations during Family Discovery Days! Hosted every second Saturday from 11 am – 2 pm. 

Visitors in the Historic Sawyer Home
Oshkosh Public Museum staff member in the Historic Sawyer Home dining room

Get Started!

Interested in joining our work? Apply here to get started. Select “Museum” under volunteer interest area.

Please note that the City of Oshkosh requires all volunteers to complete a background check. 


Questions? Call 920.236.5799 or contact us here.