Volunteer storyteller interacting with young people in the museum's Atrium

Volunteers are the backbone of the National Postal Museum, connecting visitors to the museum and its content! We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities based on your interest and skills.


The National Postal Museum is not currently recruiting volunteers. If you are interested in other Smithsonian opportunities, check out the options at: Volunteer with the Smithsonian.

If you are interested in leaving a resume and cover letter and being contacted when the National Postal Museum begins recruitment again, please email: NPMVolunteers@si.edu.

Volunteer Benefits

In exchange for your valuable contribution of time and expertise you will receive:

  • 20% discount at all Smithsonian Shops
  • 10% discount on items at the National Gallery of Art and the Kennedy Center shops
  • Behind-the-scenes access to the Museum
  • Invitations to special programs and events