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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1 Bowling Green3rd FloorNew York, NY 10004
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
Location of the National Archives at New York City.


Reference assistants serve visitors in our reference room by answering questions about the National Archives, especially those related to genealogy. They assist visitors using our public access computers, microfilm readers, copiers, and NARA microfilm aids and catalogs. They assist staff with research calls and other general inquiries.

Our current volunteer hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 to 5:00 and the first Saturday of each month 10:00 to 4:00. We ask potential volunteers to commit to at least 6 months of service.


Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-8 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months.

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