Employment, Internships, & Volunteering

Oct 18, 2021

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum is now open to the public for viewing of the permanent galleries on the life and times of Herbert Hoover and the temporary exhibit gallery, Leonardo da Vinci Machines in Motion, masks are required for entry. 

The Research Room, the Museum Gift Shop and Public and Educational Programs remain closed at this time. For more information visit https://hoover.archives.gov/visit-safely or buy tickets online.

A Hoover Museum volunteer giving a guided tour to school children.

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum is part of the Presidential Libraries System administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), an independent federal agency. Official job listings are posted on USA Jobs. See the links below for more information:

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers at the Presidential Libraries serve a variety of functions:

  • Museum docents provide museum tours and visitor assistance to over 1 million visitors each year.
  • Volunteers also work with library holdings, including textual records, audiovisual materials, oral history transcripts, and museum artifacts, by assisting with archival and curatorial projects.
  • By answering telephones and preparing general information and educational mailings, volunteers provide invaluable support to the library staff and allow the libraries to serve the public in a more timely and courteous manner.
  • Library volunteers work in educational outreach programs, traveling to schools and nursing homes to present historical dramas, educational

    Museum volunteer working with library holdings.

    Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum

    workshops and informational slide shows.

To learn more about the volunteer program at the Hoover Presidential Museum please call the museum at 319-643-5301 or complete the Volunteer Application (pdf) and send to:

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
210 Parkside Drive
PO Box 488
West Branch, IA 52358

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