Volunteer at the Burke

Volunteers help bring the museum to life.

Our dedicated volunteers bring their own unique skills, experiences and passions forward to make the Burke a dynamic and welcoming place for all. They engage visitors, assist with collections, and work alongside Burke researchers, all while supporting the Museum’s mission.

Today, staff and our existing volunteers are busy preparing the collections to move to the new Burke Museum—scheduled to open in fall 2019. While we are not currently accepting new volunteers during this transitional period, we will begin to post additional volunteer positions in early 2019. Please check back then!

Volunteer Program

The Burke Museum offers ongoing volunteer positions for people ages 18+ able to make at least a six-month commitment to a weekly or every other week schedule. One-day opportunities are for people unable to make a longer commitment. New volunteers are required to attend a volunteer orientation, held twice per month, and complete a criminal history check. Some volunteer assignments may require prior experience and/or additional trainings.

The Burke is committed to diversity and inclusion. Individuals who bring diverse perspectives and experience are especially encouraged to apply to open positions.

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Burke Volunteer opportunities! We are not accepting new volunteers at this time, but will begin to post additional volunteer positions in early 2019. 

Current Volunteers

Volunteers can login to VicNet to update their contact information, check their schedule, sign up for shifts and record service time.

Current Volunteer Login


Please contact us at burkevol@uw.edu.  

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