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Walt Whitman Birthplace Association

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Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA) is currently seeking volunteers with an interest in poetry, the arts, biography, history, education, and museum studies to volunteer at the historic home where Walt was born in 1819, now a literary landmark dedicated to life, spirit, and legacy of Walt Whitman.

If you would like to volunteer at least twice a month on weekends between 11am and 4pm, you might enjoy being a tour guide. Volunteer Tour Guides provide the public with the history of the Walt Whitman Birthplace and guide guests through the home.

If you have availability on weekday mornings, afternoons, and evenings, you may be interested in assisting with special events, high teas, school programs, and group tours. We have many different positions available and aim to match people with their interests for the best possible volunteer experience.

Please reply with your resume and a cover letter describing why you are interested in volunteering. You may also email director[at]waltwhitman[dot]org for additional information and to set up an interview.

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About Walt Whitman Birthplace Association


246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746, US

Mission Statement

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is Walt Whitman’s voice today, celebrating the poet’s vision of democracy, diversity, and creativity. Our programs and exhibits educate the public on Whitman’s life and times, explore his contribution to our nation’s rich cultural heritage, and inspire poets and writers.


Walt Whitman was born in Huntington, Long Island, New York, on May 31, 1819, the second of nine children. His ancestors and family had lived in the West Hills area of South Huntington for over one hundred and twenty five years. Walt Whitman’s Birthplace, a State Historic Site listed on the National Register of Historic Places, still stands and commemorates his life, spirit, and legacy.


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246 Old Walt Whitman RoadHuntington, NY 11746



  • Event Management
  • People Skills
  • Storytelling
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Community Outreach
  • Exhibition Arts


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18

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