- Elanor, While searching "palaeontology volunteer" on google, I stumbled upon this discussion. I could not help but notice that the museum is in need of volunteers to database the fossil collection. I am not currently studying science but to work as a volunteer with the Australian Museum, PARTICULARLY, in the fossil section would be a dream come true! I have always been fascinated by palaeontology and hope to eventually work in the field however at the moment I am I only working part time and have plenty of time to make myself useful in some way. Please get back to me about what is required to volunteer and how I can go about applying for a volunteer position ASAP.