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UPDATE: The permanent and special exhibits at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum are open to the public. Our Research Room will be open by appointment only starting March 28, 2022. We will continue to respond to written requests for records at Please check our website or for updates on operating hours and status.

Volunteers at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum play a critical role in our mission to cultivate a better understanding of the Presidency, American history, and important issues of public policy.

Volunteer gives tour to visitors of grounds
A Native Texas Park guide explains the Monarch butterfly migration through the Dallas area to visitors.

From a Museum docent bringing history to life for visitors from all over the world or a Native Texas Park guide explaining Mrs. Laura Bush’s longstanding commitment to environmental conservation to an Education docent giving a presentation about the Founding Fathers to Camp43 students or an Archives volunteer digitizing a time-sensitive FOIA request, each volunteer makes a difference.

Volunteer Information Center

Active and registered volunteers, docents, and interns may use the Volunteer Information Center to:

  • Track service hours;
  • Sign-up for volunteer opportunities; and
  • Receive communications from the volunteer program coordinator.


Due to the sensitive nature of Presidential materials, volunteers must be at least 16 years old, a U.S. Citizen or holder of a permanent resident card/A1 Diplomatic Visa, successfully pass a background check, and sign a confidentiality agreement. Other requirements:

  • One year commitment.
  • Ability to learn new skills.
  • Available to work 4.5 hours per week on non-paid basis unless serving as volunteer or docent substitute.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite programs a plus.
  • For some duties, ability to lift 50 pounds. 
  • For some duties, ability to stand for long periods of time and climb ladders.


To join our Volunteer Program, complete the Volunteer Service Application and mail it to:

   Volunteer Program
   George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum
   2943 SMU Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205

Note: To protect your personal information, do not e-mail or fax your application.

For general inquiries, email

Docents gather for a posed photograph
A group of Charter Docents gathered at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in the summer of 2017 for a special thank you by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush. These volunteers were part of the first orientation class on January 17, 2013, and participated in the Bush Center dedication on April 25, 2013.