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Volunteer at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Volunteer at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.! To best serve the millions of visitors who come each year eager to view the magnificent Thomas Jefferson Building and learn about the treasures it contains, the Library relies on volunteers to greet the visitors and help them navigate their visits. 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.

If you are interested in working in an engaging environment with visitors from around the world, apply now to be a volunteer .

We are currently seeking Information Desk volunteers, as well as Greeters and Ticket Takers, for a January 2023 orientation.

If you have questions, please contact us at

Volunteer Virtually

Volunteer online at By the People, the Library's crowdsourcing project. By the People invites you to make documents more searchable for everyone by transcribing, reviewing, and tagging digitized images of manuscripts and typed materials from the Library’s collections. This work improves search and discovery of this important content. Read more or get started now!