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Volunteer at ASI

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Learn & Give Back as an ASI Volunteer

Volunteering is a fulfilling way to meet new people, motivate lifelong learning, and support an organization you find meaningful. Volunteers play a vital role by lending their time and talents and are central to the ASI experience. A variety of flexible opportunities are available year round, offering ways to connect with others, spark your curiosity, and share common interests.

Please note! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, current volunteer opportunities are limited and ASI is not accepting new applicants. Please check back soon!

Volunteer Benefits

ASI’s work would not be possible without the support of a dedicated cohort of skilled volunteers.
To show our gratitude, ASI is pleased to offer a number of volunteer benefits.

Museum Admission & Store Discounts

Active volunteers receive a 20% discount in the Museum Store (excluding sale and food items) and two guest passes annually to share with loved ones.

FIKA Break

Complimentary coffee and treats from FIKA Café are offered during scheduled volunteer shifts.

Special Events & Lectures

Volunteers receive invitations to participate in field trips, exclusive lectures and educational events, training sessions, and other social get togethers throughout the year.

Skål! A Toast to Volunteers

Volunteers who contribute 30+ service hours are recognized at an annual appreciation event.

Volunteer Roles

Love the Turnblad Mansion and want to share its many stories and details with others? Excited to connect more deeply to ASIs rotating exhibitions? Become an ASI Facilitator! Facilitators welcome and host museum visitors, share information, assist with wayfinding, and monitor exhibits. This is a great opportunity for motivated and warm-hearted learners who enjoy history, architecture, art and design, or Nordic culture. Volunteers for this role should feel confident engaging the public and enjoy conversation.  

Shifts Available: Thursday through Sunday, 10 am–1 pm and 1–4 pm; Thursday day evenings, 4–8 pm. 

Minimum Shift Requirement: One per month

Have a welcoming smile and passion for ASI? You sound like an admissions volunteer! Admissions volunteers work closely with Visitor Services staff to warmly welcome and serve all guests to the ASI campus. They collect admission fees, hand out brochures and admission tags, and orient visitors to the Mansion and exhibits. Admissions volunteers should feel comfortable working with computers and the public in a fast-paced environment.

Shifts Available: One per month Thursday through Sunday, 10 am–1 pm 

Minimum Shift Requirement: One per month

Help make ASI signature events even more special! Volunteer projects vary but include serving food or beverages, greeting guests, taking admission for events, handing out programs, or hosting crafts and games. Volunteers sign up for shifts based on interest and availability, making this flexible and dynamic role a great low-stakes way to try out volunteering at ASI.

Shifts Available: Variable based on upcoming events, but often fall on evenings and weekends.

Minimum Shift Requirement: None

Support the learning and connection of children and families at ASI! Volunteers for this role must be comfortable working with preschool- and elementary-age children in a variety of settings. Shifts may include hands-on help teaching simple handcrafts, greeting families, and supporting program staff with interactive activities like dancing, storytelling, or scavenger hunts. Experience in education or child care preferred.

Shifts Available: Variable based on upcoming events, but often fall on weekday mornings and weekends during the day.

Minimum Shift Requirement: None

How to Apply

Ready to get started as a Volunteer?

Complete our brief online Volunteer Application.

Contact Leia Wambach, Volunteer Coordinator, at (612) 870-3344 or [email protected] with questions.

Prospective volunteers will be asked to submit the online Volunteer Application, meet for a phone, video, or in-person interview, and complete a background check.

Thank you for your interest in supporting ASI as a volunteer!