Mammals

Division of Mammals

open weekdays 8am - 5pm
visitors welcome by appointment
information for visitors

phone: (505) 277-1360
fax: (505) 277-1351
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Division of Mammals
Museum of Southwestern Biology
1 University of New Mexico
MSC03-2020
Albuquerque, NM 87131
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Division of Mammals
Museum of Southwestern Biology
CERIA Building 83 Room 204
302 Yale Blvd NE
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Information for Volunteers

The Division of Mammal has limitless volunteer opportunities!

Who can volunteer?

  • people 13 or older
  • people younger than 13, if accompanied by a parent of guardian
  • college students exploring opportunities in biology
  • retired people looking to try something new
  • high school students fulfilling internship requirements
  • everybody!

What is there to do?

  • make museum study skins
  • process mammal skeletal material
  • help manage our dermestarium
  • help curate newly acquired specimens
  • data entry and management
  • and possible opportunities for field work!

How much can I volunteer?

  • we request a 60 hour commitment, to be completed within about four months. That works out be about 4 hours per week
  • after the 60 hour commitment is complete, volunteers are more than welcome to stick around, with no further commitment
  • our staff is available to work with volunteers Tuesday through Friday, 9am - 4pm
  • volunteers should set up a regular schedule, within the above time constraints

How do I get started?

  • contact our staff coordinator, Adrienne
  • if you have never visited the Division before, we’ll arrange a time for you to stop by and get a feel for what we do
  • your volunteering will begin with a 2-hour training and orientation session
  • after that, you will learn as you go!

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