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Friends of the Kennedy Center est.1965

"Ask not what the Kennedy Center can do for you, ask what you can do for the Kennedy Center."
- Bill Turner, Saturday Tour Guide since 1988

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 Rauno Merisalu "As a first-time volunteer at the Kennedy Center, it was great to be a part of the Nordic Cool 2013 festival and share my cultural knowledge of Finland. For the amount of information I gave to the visitors, I learned at least twofold back - volunteering made this possible. I also loved learning about the free performances at the Millennium Stage. Every day of the year, visitors can attend these shows at no cost; during Nordic Cool, the performances featured music, theater, dance, and food from the Nordic countries, which was fantastic."
Rauno Merisalu,
Nordic Cool 2013 volunteer
From the country of Finland

5 primary volunteer areas:

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Short-term Volunteer Program

Short-term volunteers are needed for short-term projects lasting up to six months or volunteer positions that need temporary assistance. Applicants are accepted throughout the year, and applications are kept on file for one year. The Friends office will contact any applicant(s) if a short-term project or volunteer position becomes available based on the applicants skills and availability.

The Friends office will then notify any qualified applicants for an interview. Some of past short-term assignments have included acting as consultants for graphic design projects in the Friends office, and translating Kennedy Center documents into various languages.

As an active short-term Friend, you will receive $3 parking rates, occasional offers for specially priced tickets, and a 25% discount at the Kennedy Center Gift Shops.

Click to download the short-term volunteer application.

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