1957, when the Truman Library and Museum opened, volunteers
have played an instrumental
part in the successes we have enjoyed as a Presidential Library.
Their commitment has been extraordinary and enables us to
continue to provide the best possible services to the public,
whether visitors to the museum or researchers spending valuable
time in our archives. To be considered as a volunteer,
you must be a U.S. citizen, legal resident alien (possessor
of a green card), or holder of a type A1 or A2 diplomatic
The volunteer program was begun initially because of
the need for tour guides to allow visitors to fully understand
the life and times of the Truman family & presidency.
Over the years we have come to rely on volunteers in many
Currently there are six different volunteer opportunities
you are looking for volunteer opportunities during the
week or weekend, we can fulfill that requirement.
If you like to visit with people, helping as a tour guide
or hospitality host/hostess may be what you are looking
for. On the other hand, if "behind the scenes"
volunteering interests you, consider helping as an archives
or audiovisual assistant. There may be more than one opportunity
that interests you. Indeed, our volunteers are such an
active group that a large majority of them do lend their
talents in more than one way.
Keeping our volunteers informed about events and changes
occurring throughout the Library & Museum is of utmost
importance to us. Toward that end, several monthly meetings are
held usually featuring a guest speaker. Occasional
trips to other Presidential Libraries are
organized for volunteers. The Volunteer Office contains
a library along with weekly updated bulletin boards. Volunteers
receive a free subscription to the "Whistle-Stop,"
the quarterly publication of our non-profit partner, The
Truman Library Institute. Volunteers receive free admission to the museum and a discount on museum store purchases.
To be considered as a volunteer please return the completed application. If you arei nterested in working behind the scenes, a resume is also required.
further information on volunteer opportunities,
or to request an application, please contact:
Harry S. Truman Library
500 West U.S. Highway 24
Independence, MO 64050-1798
fax: (816) 268-8296
Friday January 5, 2018