"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
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Short-term Volunteer Program
We are not accepting applications for our Short term Volunteer program at this time. Please check back in the fall, 2013 for any updates on this program.
Click to download the short-term volunteer application.
Short-term volunteers are needed for one-day workshops or short-term projects lasting up to six months. Applicants are accepted throughout the year, and applications are kept on file for one year. These projects and workshops, along with any special skills needed for these projects, will be posted on the Friends Web page. The Friends office will then notify any qualified applicants for an interview. Some of past short-term assignments have included assisting with the Dance Theatre of Harlem workshops, 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.