Your help is needed! The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History is a small museum, and we depend on volunteers to help us continue to be a great community resource and fulfill our mission to inspire discovery, wonder, and stewardship of our natural world.
There are many different volunteer positions available, with varying levels of commitment. If you do not see a position that suits you, please contact our Community Outreach Program Manager, to discuss alternative volunteer positions.
Docents and Greeters
Welcome guests and share your knowledge and love of the natural animals, flora, and geology that makethe Monterey Peninsula unique.
Come work in our cozy gift shop. Talk with guests and help keep our Museum admission free by keeping our giftshop open.
Spend your time at the lovely Monarch Sanctuary in Pacific Grove talking with visitors from around the world about our special winter home for monarch butterflies.
Our Native Plants Garden needs your care. Come help maintain it’s beauty as you learn about the native flora of the Central Coast.
Help with Science Saturdays or other special events, exhibit design and maintenance, or other Museum projects
Our goal is to provide a welcoming, safe environment for volunteers and visitors alike. Accordingly, each potential volunteer must fill out a volunteer application form and complete a background check. Please be assured that this information is completely and entirely confidential. The application requires your signature; you may return it by e-mail or mail. Please mail the completed application to:
Community Outreach Program Manager
165 Forest Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950.