Become a Volunteer

Become a volunteer at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. The roles range from Docent to Brand Ambassador.
Volunteering with The Center not only exemplifies your support and commitment to human rights but also provides you with the opportunity to contribute to the enriching experience of visitors and members.

  • All volunteers must attend volunteer orientation. To receive information about volunteer opportunities and training sessions, please complete the form below.
  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to serve by themselves.
  • Youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and/or guardian.

What volunteer positions are available?

Available Roles

  • Docents: Lead tours for VIP Guest and Education Programming (additional training required)
  • Operations Support: Assist with events, lobby greeters, gallery assistance and admin support

What kind of shifts are available?

Volunteers may serve any day of the week in a variety of shifts. We also have options for evening shifts at many of our events.

What is expected in volunteers at The Center?

Volunteers are expected to follow program policies and procedures. Volunteers are expected to serve two shifts each month.

What is the President’s Volunteer Service Award?

The President’s Volunteer Service Award is an award to acknowledge our most dedicated volunteers. To receive this award, volunteers must complete eligible service within a 12-month period (for the annual Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards) and over a lifetime (for Lifetime Achievement Awards). The award includes a personalized certificate of achievement, a letter signed by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., and the official President’s Volunteer Service Award pin, coin, or medallion.

Volunteers must complete a Volunteer Application, pass a background check, and complete a volunteer orientation.

Fill out the NCCHR Volunteer Application today and sign up below to receive updates about upcoming volunteer trainings and orientations or contact Kelly Crosby, Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]

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