Volunteers play an integral role in the daily operations of the Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth. Volunteer opportunities lie in most areas of the organization. As a volunteer, you will be part of a diverse and dynamic group of staff and volunteers. You will expand your knowledge about paleontology, geology, evolution, and sustainability and then, help others to discover the exciting world in which they inhabit.

Where else can you:

§  Help a museum visitor identify a found fossil at the Museum’s Fossil Lab or an ancient dinosaur fossil

§  Teach a school group about the northern right whale  or mastodon skeleton

§  Curate specimens from the Paleontological Research Institution’s world renown fossil collection

§  Be part of planning the annual Gala

§  Involve yourself with the exciting field of marketing in a non-profit institution

§  Prepare a fossil specimen in the museum’s Prep Lab

§  Assist in the institution’s library and possibly contribute to one of our publications or websites

§  Participate in building an exhibit

§  Share your passion of the natural world with PRI’s knowledgeable staff and interested museum visitors.



Contact Dr. Maureen Bickley for more information. 

T: 607.273.6623 x33

F: 607.273.6620