Volunteer Mission Statement

Milwaukee Public Museum Mission

The mission of the Milwaukee Public Museum is to inspire curiosity, excite minds, and increase desire to preserve and protect our world's natural and cultural diversity through exhibitions, educational programs, collections, and research.

Volunteer Department Mission

The Volunteer Department supports MPM by welcoming guests, engaging guests in Museum programs, and responding to our guests’ educational needs. Volunteers support MPM values and maintain the public's trust by preparing themselves to deliver MPM programs that are based on scientific integrity, intellectual honesty, and sensitivity to culturally-diverse viewpoints. Volunteers help our guests explore the Museum, and help ensure that they leave having had an authentic experience in an increasingly virtual life.