The Power of Volunteering

Here at the Besser Museum we value our volunteers so much.  We are always looking for volunteers to help lead and teach school groups, organize our array of historical photos, general cleaning to help our building look in tip-top shape, and many other areas. 

Why Volunteer?

  • It's rewarding!  The work you do here at the museum is a service to our community.  You are helping to preserve the history of Alpena's past and are influencing the present at the same time.

  • There is no committment.  Whether you have 2 hours a week or 2 hours a month, we are always happy to have your presence at the museum.

  •  Museum guide

  • Building maintenance

  • Special events

  • Cataloging / data entry

  • Resource room 

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Log Cabin Day

  • Fall Harvest Fest

  • Outreach educator

  • Research

  • Assist with school groups

  • Collections

  • Cleaning

  • Planetarium assistant

  • Bulk mailing

  • Exhibit preparation

  • Receptions

  • Grounds care

  • Season of Light

  • Garden club

The VOLUNTEER Experience

Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit authentic articles and artifacts of art, history, and science to 

inspire curiosity, foster community pride, and cultivate personal legacy.

Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan

Monday - Saturday  -  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday  - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.



491 Johnson Street

Alpena, MI 49707

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