The Nelson Provincial Museum welcomes volunteers in many areas of our operations.  The Museum tells the large and small stories from Tasman and Nelson. It brings to life what has gone before, where we are now and looks to the future of our unique region.

Volunteer projects vary throughout the year. There’s always a need for all types of skills and experiences, so you don’t need to be a scientist or an expert to apply. The program is flexible, matching available opportunities to your talent and availability. Volunteers often move on to another project or area of the museum after completing their initial assignments.  Most volunteer projects begin with one-on-one training with a staff supervisor and then develop into independent work.

Volunteers play a very important role in taking these stories to our community. They work behind the scenes preparing materials and with the public to do this. Our volunteers have the satisfaction of making a contribution to the Museum and the region while learning new skills and meeting new people in a friendly environment.

The Museum volunteers include people of all ages, from students to retirees, who enjoy working and socialising together as well as conveying memorable experiences to visitors, both local and international. They often work closely with Museum staff and their input is greatly appreciated.

Join the Museum as a volunteer and you will be included in our social events and exhibition openings.

Ready to apply? Email: for information and a form.