Volunteering at the Museum

Volunteers are a vital part of accomplishing our mission at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. To register as a volunteer, you will need to submit a completed Volunteer Application, Waiver and Background Check Form. Background checks are an important step in ensuring the safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers and collections.

Please note:

  • For general volunteer requests, we will only accept applications for the open positions listed below.
  • For internship requests, we will process these on a case-by-case basis based on available internship positions. Because these positions fill up quickly, we recommend submitting your request 2-4 months in advance of the semester during which you would like to intern.

Volunteer FAQs external link image | Volunteer Handbook (PDF) | Volunteer Login (Volgistics) external link image

Current Volunteer Opportunities

CLOSED Anthropology/Archaeology (No Longer Accepting Applications)

CLOSED Hawaiian Hall Greeters (No Longer Accepting Applications)

School Hosts

Wayfinding and Exhibit Greeters

Donor Researcher Intern

Community Coordination Intern

Print Publishing Intern

Web Media Intern

Registration Intern

Botany Intern

Entomology Intern

Malacology Intern

Pacific Center of Molecular Biodiversity Intern

Invertebrate Zoology Intern

Special Events Volunteers


To Apply For Any Of Our Active Opportunities, Click The Apply Now Button Below!

Service Groups & One-time Volunteer Opportunities

To inquire about opportunities for service groups (example – Key Club), please contact the Volunteer Department via email. Please also check our upcoming Special Events and Exhibits at the museum for opportunities you may be interested in volunteering for.


Bishop Museum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and workforce diversity.
It is our policy to consider all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a non-job related medical condition or disability.
In compliance with federal law and as a condition of employment, all employees must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Contact Us

Email: volunteer@bishopmuseum.org

HR/Volunteer Department
1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu, HI 96817

The Human Resources and Volunteer Department has office hours Monday through Friday. We are closed over the weekend and during administrative holidays, including Thanksgiving and Christmas.