non-paid Visitor Engagement Volunteer

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  • Program Website:
  • Hosting Service Unit: Office of the Librarian
  • Program Contact: 202-707-9779 External
  • Interests/Areas of Study: The office develops and operates the Library’s Visitor Engagement programs. Visit the general website for more information.
  • Citizenship: Inquire Within
  • Application Period: Ongoing
  • Application Notes: If you are interested in working in a stimulating environment with visitors from around the world, you may complete an application form available from
  • Compensation: Non-paid
  • Academic Credit: No Credit
  • Available Benefits: Not applicable
  • Program Duration: Short-term. Inquire within
  • Qualifications: Previous volunteer work is preferred, especially any experience in dealing with the public
  • Frequently Asked Questions

The Office of Visitor Engagement within the Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement is the Library's welcoming bridge to many of its constituencies, including Members of Congress, visitors, researchers, and other important guests. Volunteers meet and greet its more than 1.9 million annual visitors, who come each year eager to view the magnificent Thomas Jefferson Building and learn about the treasures it contains.

The Library also relies on volunteers to help visitors plan their visits, assist researchers, and provide tours. As the only Library representative a visitor may meet, a volunteer has an important role in creating positive experiences for all that walk through our doors.