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Docents in the LBJ Library. [LBJ Library photo by Lauren Gerson. #DIG13388-034]

Become A Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the LBJ Presidential Library!  Our volunteers have the "can-do" spirit that President and Mrs. Johnson encouraged in all people.  We depend on their valuable time and talents to welcome visitors, school groups, and researchers to our institution, as well as work behind the scenes on various projects.  We count on the volunteers to represent the LBJ Presidential Library to our visitors and keep things running smoothly. 

Volunteering at our library gives you a unique opportunity to learn about President Johnson and the turbulent times in which he led this country and passed sweeping legislation that still affects us today.  You'll also meet and befriend others with similar interests, like those profiled in our Volunteer Spotlight.

Below is a list of our volunteer opportunities. If you have at least three hours available each week and are interested in volunteering, please fill out and submit our application.

Gallery Attendants
Attendants staff the information desk, monitor the galleries, answer questions, and direct visitors. Shifts are once a week, 8:45-11:30, 11:15-2:15, or 2:00-5:00.

Docents
Docents are volunteers trained to give guided tours through the museum to visiting groups of students and/or adults. Training will be provided over several weeks. Shifts are variable depending on scheduled groups and can be held in addition to Gallery Attendant shifts.

Speakers Bureau
These volunteers are trained to give presentations about the museum and to give talks within the exhibits. Additional training sessions are required.

Collections Volunteers
These volunteers assist our Archives and Museum Departments on various projects. Availability of these positions is limited, and additional training is required.

Special Events Volunteers
Special Events volunteers assist at our evening events taking tickets at the door and ushering.  These volunteers typically work regular shifts in the galleries as well. Availability of these positions is limited.

Requirements
Volunteers must submit to a background check through the federal government and must be over the age of 18. Professional attire is required. Jeans or athletic shoes are not considered appropriate attire.  

Benefits                                                               
Volunteers are recognized based on their number of volunteer hours. Gifts and acknowledgments are awarded for continued service. The LBJ Presidential Library hosts annual holiday parties for its volunteers, as well as volunteer recognition luncheons each spring.

Volunteers are also given discounts to our Friends of the LBJ Library program and at The Store at LBJ.

To join our program, please fill out this form, and follow the instructions at the bottom to return it to our Volunteer & Visitor Services Coordinator, Laura Eggert. 

For additional information, please call (512) 721-0184, or e-mail laura.eggert@nara.gov.

Upon joining our program, you will be part of a dedicated, enthusiastic group of men and women who, through a firm commitment of time, energy, and knowledge, annually provide thousands of hours of assistance to our library visitors, as well as to our staff.

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General Information
(512) 721-0200
Johnson.Library@nara.gov

Supervisory Archivist
Claudia Anderson
Claudia.Anderson@nara.gov

Press
Anne Wheeler
AWheeler@lbjfoundation.org

Assistant Education Specialist
Amanda Melancon
amanda@lbjlibrary.net

Volunteer and Visitor Services Coordinator
Laura Eggert
laura.eggert@nara.gov