Volunteers at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum play a critical role in our mission to cultivate a better understanding of the Presidency, American history, and important issues of public policy.

Volunteer Opportunities

From a Museum docent bringing history to life for visitors from all over the world, a Native Texas Park guide explaining Mrs. Laura Bush’s longstanding commitment to environmental conservation, an Education Program docent giving a presentation about the Founding Fathers to Camp43 students, or an Archives volunteer digitizing a time-sensitive FOIA request, each volunteer makes a difference.



A Native Texas Park guide explains the Monarch butterfly migration through Dallas to visitors.

Due to the sensitive nature of Presidential materials, volunteers must be at least 16 years old; a U.S. Citizen or holder of a permanent resident card/A1 Diplomatic Visa; successfully pass a background check; and sign a confidentiality agreement. Other requirements:

  • Make a 1 year commitment
  • Able to learn new skills
  • Work > 4.5 hours per week on a non-paid basis unless serving as a volunteer or docent substitute
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite programs is a plus
  • For some duties, able to lift > 50 pounds 
  • For some duties, able to stand for long periods of time and climb ladders


To join our Volunteer Program, complete these forms:

Mail your completed application packet to:

Volunteer Program Coordinator
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
2943 SMU Blvd., Dallas, TX 75205


Do not e-mail or fax your Declaration for Federal Employment (OF 306). For general inquiries, email bush43volunteer@nara.gov.

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A group of Charter Docents gathered at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in the summer of 2017 for a special thank you by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush. These volunteers were part of the first orientation class on Jan. 17, 2013, and participated in the Bush Center dedication on Apr. 25, 2013.

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Active and registered volunteers may use the Volunteer Information Center to:

  • Track service hours;
  • Sign-up for volunteer opportunities; and
  • Receive communications from the volunteer program coordinator.