Who Can Volunteer?
Do you have a passion for aviation and space flight? Have you ever wanted to lead a tour of the National Air and Space Museum? Or work on the restoration of historic spacecraft? Do you like to read stories to children? Are you a mobile app developer with free time on his or her hands? We can use your help!
The blue crew at our Museum's Welcome Centers answers visitors' questions, gives directions and offers advice on how visitors can use their time effectively. If you are a friendly people-person over the age of 16, this might be for you. Find out more about volunteering for Visitor Services.
All guided-tours at the Museum in Washington, DC and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA are conducted by volunteers. If you are knowledgeable and passionate about aviation and space history, we would love to talk to you. Find out more about requirements and training for our docent program.
We offer internships in all of our departments, from Archives to the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies. Whether you are an aspiring historian, a student of planetary geology or a graphic designer, there are internships available. Find out more about applying for an internship.
Behind the scenes volunteers contribute their time and expertise to a specific area of study within the Institution. Working with staff members on both short-term and long-term projects, volunteers work on various assignments ranging from document translations to artifact restoration. Learn more about becoming a Behind-the-Scenes volunteer.
Join our Education Team
There are plenty of opportunities to help the Museum educate and inspire. Whether you lead children on a literary journey to Mars or engage visitors in a hands-on exploration of artifacts, your work could provoke a lifelong interest in aviation or space. Find out more about volunteering for an educational program.