Volunteers play an essential role in inspiring and engaging our audiences and supporting behind-the-scenes work. Volunteers greet and welcome visitors, provide information and tours, and support staff in a variety of functions.
NMAAHC Volunteers in the Robert F. Smith Explore Your Family History Center
Leah L. Jones for The National Museum of African American History and Culture


The Museum has a variety of volunteer programs. Additional information and position descriptions are below.

Applications are open for Special Events and Visitor Information roles through January 31st 2023. 

Apply here to be a Special Events volunteer. 

Apply here to be a Visitor Information Volunteer. 

Interested in learning more about volunteering with us? Join us on Wednesday, January 11th at 7PM for a Virtual Open House

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Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Activist
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