College Park, MD Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers at Archives II in College Park, Maryland work behind the scenes with historically valuable records of the federal government. Opportunities for volunteering are available Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Volunteer activities include:
Archival Projects (digitization, processing, reference)
Prepare records for scanning using NARA standards for basic preservation and holdings maintenance. Scan records and create metadata using NARA standards. Write descriptions. Transcribe photo captions and finding aids. Prepare finding aids.
Conduct research to develop content for educational materials. Assist with workshops and webinars. Write blog posts to draw attention to NARA primary sources. Create classroom activities for DocsTeach.
Docents provide individual or group learning experiences through behind-the-scenes tours to give visitors a better understanding of NARA’s mission as well as the operations at Archives II. Docents are expected to also assist with other projects.
Volunteers with special skills or expertise are welcome to help out in various other ways, including office support/administration.
Download and complete the Volunteer Application. Either e-mail, fax, or mail it to the Volunteer Program staff. To complete the application, you will need to download the free Adobe Reader.
Volunteer Program Coordinator
The National Archives at College Park
8610 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Phone: (301) 837-3002
Fax: (301) 837-3603