Volunteer at the Burke

Support the Burke’s public and research programs while getting an insider’s view of the Museum.

Check back soon for new volunteer opportunities!
 
Volunteers are an essential part of the Burke, both in the galleries and behind the scenes. Volunteers assist with research, provide collections maintenance, engage Burke visitors and enhance our mission. Their skills, generosity and passion for the natural world make the Burke a dynamic and exciting center for the community.
 
In exchange for their generous service, Burke volunteers receive great perks including free museum admission, discounts in the store and café, invitations to exclusive events and annual recognition. In addition, volunteering at the Burke opens the door to a new museum community of fellow volunteers, staff and industry experts who share a similar passion for the natural world. 
 
As we gear up for the New Burke, the volunteer program is taking a moment to reevaluate how best to serve our volunteers, events and staff. Please check back in 2018 for more ways to get involved as we look forward to our new museum, and a whole new way of engaging our community. 
 
Have a question? Contact the Volunteer Manager at burkevol@uw.edu or 206.543.3989.
kids of mixed ages stand transfixed while a uw student talks with them about the ice age

Make a difference, gain new skills and earn credits volunteering in the galleries and behind the scenes.
Photo: Burke Museum

volunteer wearing special glasses helps prepare a dinosaur bone

Get up-close with one-of-a-kind specimens, objects and artifacts.
Photo: Burke Museum

volunteer helps two young kids search for archaeology artifacts in a bin of dirt

Lend your enthusiasm for the Burke to special events, fundraising events and family days, such as Dino Day.
Photo: Lora Shinn

volunteer helps check guests in for the museum's annual fundraiser

Photo: Seattle Met

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