Employment, Internships, & Volunteering

Aug 20, 2021

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Johnson and Cedar Counties, Iowa, the National Archives and Records Administration has closed the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch beginning Monday, August 23, 2021. We are making every effort to continue providing essential services and respond to inquiries at hoover.library@nara.gov. Our E-Store services are suspended until our staff are able to work on-site. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Read more.

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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