BECHS is dedicated to providing a modern approach to preserving and sharing history about Blue Earth County. This wouldn’t be possible without the support of our invaluable volunteers. Join the community today!

Volunteer Opportunities

BECHS welcomes those who would like to share their skills and talents. We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities that are mutually beneficial to us and the volunteer.

Here are just some of the ways you can become involved.

  • Data Entry
  • Exhibit Research and Design
  • Gardening
  • Light Construction
  • Living History Events
  • Graphic Design
  • Guest and Retail Services
  • Office Work
  • Photography
  • School Tours
  • Special Events
  • Tour Guides
  • Technology Assistance
  • Writing and Research
  • Youth Programming

Volunteer Benefits

We offer the following benefits to our volunteers:

  • Flexible schedule in an environment of fun, curiosity, and lifelong learning
  • Foster new friendships while helping BECHS
  • 10% discount on most gift shop items
  • Annual Volunteer Appreciation events
  • Chocolate!
  • The knowledge that you are helping BECHS inspire, engage, and connect
  • Learning and enrichment opportunities through public programs
  • Access to specific lectures, events, and training about the museum’s collections

Internship Opportunities

The Blue Earth County Historical Society (BECHS) is currently seeking up-and-coming professionals for unpaid internships. BECHS has opportunities for interns from the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Internships are individually designed to meet the needs of both the student and the Society. We will consider students from all disciplines if course work relates to internship duties. BECHS staff are willing to meet with academic advisers to discuss the progress and objectives during the internship.

Internship Opportunities:

  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Tour Leaders and Hospitality
  • Fundraising
  • Archives Management
  • Publications
  • Database Development and Maintenance
  • Textile Specialist
  • Exhibit Development
  • Collections Manager Assistant
  • Museum Aide Assistant
  • Educational Programming
  • Non-Profit Management

Internship Benefits:

  • Flexible hours
  • Convenient location
  • Excellent hands-on experience