The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is the country’s principal institution concerned with exploring 9/11, documenting its impact, and examining its continuing significance. Honoring those who were killed in the 2001 and 1993 attacks is at the heart of our mission.Volunteers play a crucial role in fulfilling our mission and bring skill sets that are as diverse as New York City itself.
Volunteers assist at our Museum Store and outdoors on the retail-information cart on the Memorial plaza. Volunteers greet visitors and provide helpful information that enhances their visit, including information on how products link to exhibition themes in the Museum.
Time Commitment: Volunteers generally pledge four hours a week for at least six months. Museum docents are expected to volunteer for a year, unless noted otherwise. If volunteering weekends in the Museum, the minimum time commitment is a four-hour shift every other week. Longer terms of service are encouraged and appreciated.
Eligibility: Volunteer positions are open to all individuals who meet the expectations outlined, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability. All volunteers must be at least 16 years old and agree to a background check conducted by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.
Selection Process: All potential volunteers must complete an application including an informal interview, supply two verifiable references, and pass a background check. All volunteers are expected to complete training before their service begins.
Please visit our website for instructions on how to apply.