Become a Volunteer!
DALLAS (1/17/2013) --- The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is now accepting volunteer applications. Volunteers play a vital role in all the activities at the Library and Museum. From welcoming visitors, students and researchers, to assisting with educational programs, to supporting special events, we depend on the talents and time of our volunteer staff.
Volunteering at the Library and Museum gives you a unique opportunity to learn about the life, career and administration of President George W. Bush, while also promoting civic engagement and a better understanding of American history and public policy. Listed below are many different positions that help assist the Library and Museum staff. Learn more about each of these positions at the Volunteer Program page!
Docents: assist the museum education experience through group learning activities, demonstrations and community outreach programs.
Visitor Services Volunteers: work on the museum floor to help orient visitors, answer questions about the museum, and as an ambassador to the museum, ensure that each visitor’s experience is enjoyable and meaningful.
Administrative Volunteers: provide general office support by answering phones, filing and completing data entry.
Public Affairs Volunteers: prepare press packets, assist with special events and media relations and other duties as assigned.
Substitute Volunteers and Substitute Docents: will serve an ad hoc schedule as needed.
Due to the sensitive nature of Presidential materials, all volunteers must successfully pass a background check and sign a confidentiality agreement. Other requirements are as follows:
- Must be able to make a one-year commitment;
- Able to work up to 4 hours per week on a non-paid basis unless serving as a volunteer or docent substitute;
- Ability to learn new skills;
- Proficient in Microsoft Suite programs is a plus;
- For some duties, must be able to lift up to 50 pounds; and
- For some duties, must be able to stand for long periods of time and able to climb ladders.
If you are interested in joining our Volunteer Program, please call 214-346-1679 or e-mail Bush43Volunteer@nara.gov. Paper and electronic application packets are available upon request.
Please send your completed application packet in a single Word or PDF file by email or mail to the information below.
Volunteer Program Coordinator
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205