There are various opportunities for UAlbany Community and Public Service Program
volunteers to participate in the activities of the New York State Museum. For
all areas of interest contact Brian Malloy in the Volunteer Office.
ANTHROPOLOGY - Students assist with a variety of projects to organize,
study and care for the Museum's collections. Students will be introduced to
the practices of modern collections management as they work with objects and
records from the archaeology, ethnology and/or osteology collections. The program
will well serve those with a keen interest in understanding the past and caring
for its data.
ARCHAEOLOGY - Students assist in the archaeological laboratory and
office. Emphasis is placed on managing archaeological information and collections
in the field and laboratory. Activities include work on computerized files,
identifying and cataloging archaeological collections, and/or preparing research
data. The work provides practical experience for those interested in archaeology
or in data and collections systematic.
STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN INTRODUCTORY COURSES IN ANTHROPOLOGY OR ARCHAEOLOGY
BIOLOGICAL SURVEY - The survey performs applied and basic research in
biology and maintains NYS's scientific collections. It includes museum curation
and research programs on plants, mammals, birds, insects, fish, fungi, fresh
water biology, and biological illustration. Volunteers can be placed at any
level in a program depending on their training and ability.
SKILLS IN EDITING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND MANAGING ARCHIVES ARE PARTICULARLY
SOUGT, BUT ALL VOLUNTEERS WITH AN INTEREST IN BIOLOGY ARE WELCOME.
EDUCATION AND VISITOR SERVICES Students will volunteer in after school
programs and as greeters at the information desk.
OPEN TO STUDENTS IN ALL MAJORS, PARTICULARLY EDUCATION, COMMUNICATION AND MARKETING.
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Conduct geological research in numerous subspecialties,
applied to the geology of NYS. Students will learn how scientific research is
conducted. This will be accomplished through participation in specific geological
research projects. Students will work directly with a Ph.D. scientist as a research
THE STUDENT SHOULD BE A GEOLOGY MAJOR
Person to contact : Brian Malloy, Coordinator of Intern and Volunteer Services
Phone number : 402-5869
Cultural Education Center, Volunteer Office
Albany, NY 12230