The San Bernardino County Museum (SBCM) is grateful for the assistance of hundreds of volunteers in administration, interpretation, exhibits, collections management, research, visitor services, living history, special events, and more. The SBCM also cooperates with secondary and higher educational institutions in providing opportunities for internships and work-study programs in specialized fields. Training sessions are scheduled throughout the year by education, curatorial, and administrative staff. Please contact Jolene Redvale at 909-798-8610 for more information.

Volunteer Duties By Division


Education volunteers are trained in the skills of interpretation, public speaking and non-formal education standards. Volunteers engage visitors in informal conversation, with specimens and artifacts, and in doing creative projects. Many education activities focus on family participation. Education volunteers need to be comfortable working with the public, and interested in on-going learning to develop their own knowledge base. Opportunities for volunteers to build their personal knowledge are offered throughout the year.

Education division volunteer orientations occur four times a year, usually in September, January, April and June. Participation in an orientation and attendance in one to three training workshops are required. All training for education and interpretive programs is provided. The Education Division also engages volunteers in basic maintenance, handy-crafts, technical skills and clerical tasks. These positions are limited.


Volunteers translate documents (Spanish/English), do data entry, catalogue artifacts, organize research materials, sort newspaper scrapbooks, etc. Opportunities are arranged as various projects arise.


After training, volunteers are needed for scanning photos, cataloguing collections, data entry, inventory, filing, weighing and measuring artifacts, re-boxing collections, or other tasks as needed by the Curator of Anthropology.

Geology and Paleontology

Volunteers are needed for data entry; and, a geology or paleontology background is required.


Volunteers with a strong background in biology are needed for data entry and various projects.

Museum Association

The San Bernardino County Museum Association (SBCMA) needs volunteers to assist for special events like Groovin' at the Grove, members’ Preview Parties, gift solicitation and general clerical tasks like organizing files and stuffing envelopes.

Become a Volunteer

Upon receipt of volunteer applications, the Volunteer Coordinator will respond within 30 days with notification on whether or not a position is available in the applicant’s desired division. Each division seeking volunteers may conduct orientation and/or interviews as needed.

Submit Application Online

  Short-Term Project
  1-2 days weekly
  1-2 days monthly

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Submit Application By Mail

Mail to:

Volunteer Coordinator
San Bernardino County Museum
2024 Orange Tree Lane
Redlands, CA 92374

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