Most Smithsonian Volunteer Programs are temporarily suspended in the DC metro area and New York until further notice. Many upcoming shifts and assignments in those areas have been canceled. Please contact your supervisor for questions. Recruitment postings for new volunteers are for virtual or future opportunities at the Smithsonian.

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Smithsonian! Volunteers play essential roles in the Smithsonian and we hope we're able to find an opportunity for you.

How to Apply

View and apply for opportunities using the filters. Please review the position requirements and needs prior to submitting an online application. Links to the online application are included in the opportunity's description. Once you create a profile, you will be able to use the same application to apply for multiple opportunities.

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Contact for general questions regarding the volunteer application and program. For specific questions about opportunities, look for the contact information within the opportunity's description.

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