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Guest Services Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: International Spy Museum

  • 207 people are interested

The covert world of spying has always been TOP-SECRET. Not anymore! Help us uncover espionage stories and serve the nation's capital as a volunteer with the International Spy Museum.

Museum volunteers play an essential role in inspiring and engaging our audiences and supporting behind-the-scenes work. Volunteers greet and welcome visitors, provide information, and support staff in a variety of functions.

The International Spy Museum is recruiting adult volunteers to join our Guest Services team.

Guest Services Volunteer

Guest Services volunteers are stationed at the Museum’s information desk and strategically throughout the Museum to serve as a resource to visitors who require orientation and information. As part of the Guest Services Department, volunteers greet and welcome visitors to the Museum, encourage the exploration of the museum’s exhibition, provide wayfinding, and assist our visitors with external questions related to their visit, including transportation, nearby restaurant options, and other DC attractions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Welcome guests and assist them in planning and organizing their visit.
  • Provide wayfinding assistance to our visitors in the lobby and galleries.
  • Explain and demonstrate RFID technology to guests participating in the Undercover Mission
  • Initiate conversations with visitors in the Museum’s galleries using exhibit content to spark new questions and ideas.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • A Background check is required.
  • Must be vaccinated for COVID-19
  • Must attend and complete all required training.
  • Volunteer a minimum of 8 hours a month (4 - two-hour shifts) for a minimum of one year.

Necessary Skills

  • An engaging, outgoing personality.
  • Ability to be flexible and self-sufficient in changing environments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse public.
  • Ability to represent the Museum in a positive and professional manner.
  • Comfortable working with large crowds and in loud spaces
  • Ability and willingness to stand for extended periods.

Volunteer Benefits

  • Access to special lectures, events, and training related to the Museum.
  • Professional development opportunities and Museum sponsored field trips.
  • Museum store discounts.
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Museum.
  • Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event.

How to Apply

Interested? Fill out the online volunteer application, and we will contact you within 14 days.

More opportunities with International Spy Museum

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About International Spy Museum


700 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC 20024, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the International Spy Museum is to create compelling exhibitions and other learning experiences that shed light on the shadow world of espionage and intelligence, educating and challenging each of us to engage critically with the complex world around us.


The International Spy Museum, a non-profit museum exploring the craft, practice, history, and contemporary role of espionage, opened in Washington, DC on July 19, 2002. The International Spy Museum is the only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage and the only one in the world to provide a global perspective on an all-but-invisible profession that has shaped history and continues to have a significant impact on world events.

The International Spy Museum features the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display. Many of these objects are being seen by the public for the first time. These artifacts illuminate the work of famous spies and pivotal espionage actions as well as help bring to life the strategies and techniques of the men and women behind some of the most secretive espionage missions in world history.


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700 L'Enfant Plaza SWWashingtonWashington, DC 20024



  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours per month time commitment.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older. A Background check is required. Must be vaccinated for COVID-19 Must attend and complete all required training. Volunteer a minimum of one year.

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