The Neville Public Museum would not be able to operate without the help of volunteers. Volunteer work can be rewarding; it enriches the lives of those who take part. Volunteers help with a variety of different tasks from working with the public to behind-the-scenes. Volunteering lets you making use of a skill or hobby you enjoy, share knowledge and memories with young people, spend more time at the museum, and have fun.

Bruce the Spruce

 Volunteers are needed to bring Bruce the Spruce, Prange’s talking Christmas tree, to life during the holiday season! More information on this volunteer position can be found here.

Children Only Shop

Help kids choose gifts for their friends and family or help wrap gifts in the Children Only Shop! More information on the Children Only Shop can be found here.

Collections Assistant

A Collections Assistant helps the Collections Manager with cataloging and filing, research, and special projects.

Curator's Assistant

A Curator's Assistant works on special projects under the supervision of the curator in art, history, or science.

Gift Shop

Gift Shop volunteers will run the cash register, greet customers, and price merchandise. Experience is not necessary. Volunteers are needed on a long-term basis. Volunteers must submit an application and background check.


Handy men and women who enjoy fixing things, woodworking, painting and using tools can assist with exhibits. Tasks may include installing exhibits, painting cases, hanging pictures, and making puzzles. Some lifting may be required.

Internship Opportunities

New interns are always welcome in the areas of Education, Graphic Design, Art, Science, and History. All internship positions are volunteer. They provide job experience working in your field, references, and community involvement.

Example internship projects include cataloging objects or photographs, developing an educational packet or researching a subject for an exhibit.
You need not be a Museum Studies major to do an internship at the Neville Public Museum. Interns have been students majoring in foreign languages, English, history, art, biology, education, and business.
Typical internships are 5-10 hours a week during weekdays. The length of internship depends on semester length and the amount of credits you are applying for.
A county background check is required. This background check differs from your college background check.
When contacting the museum about an internship, be sure to indicate whether you would like to work with the public or behind the scenes.

Application and Forms

Volunteer Application
Intern Application