National Archives at Seattle

Volunteer Opportunities at Seattle

If you are fascinated by history, enjoy working with the public, and want a challenging, yet meaningful volunteer experience, we may have what you're looking for at the National Archives at Seattle.  Enthusiasm, flexibility, and an interest in sharing your appreciation for our American heritage are all equally important values we look for in our volunteers. 

Profiles of Volunteers

Our current volunteers:

  • Assist genealogical and historical researchers in the microfilm/ public access computer room, provide information about records and about genealogy search processes, help researchers use equipment, and perform research projects. 
  • Assist our staff with basic processing needs, including preservation (re-boxing, re-foldering) and description (indexing).  
  • Index Chinese Exclusion Act Case Files and verify previous database entries.

How to Apply

Download the Volunteer Application Form

Forward your completed application to the National Archives at Seattle via mail, email, or fax.  We will contact you upon receipt with more information. 


Mailing Address:

     National Archives at Seattle

     Attn: Volunteer Coordinator 

     6125 Sand Point Way NE 

     Seattle, WA 98115-7999

Fax: (206) 336-5112

Please Note

We are currently evaluating the structure of our volunteer program.  We are still accepting letters of inquiry and applications, but we may not have a position or project immediately available.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.