Do you love jazz? Have you been looking for a volunteer opportunity that involves more than stuffing envelopes? Would you like a flexible volunteer schedule? At the Louis Armstrong House Museum you can start training as a volunteer today. Interact with visitors from all over the world and work with other dedicated staff members. Volunteers are the heart of our organization and assist in many ways.

Volunteer Positions

Tour Guides: Train to give 40-minute guided tours of the Museum to a variety of visitors, from school groups to international jazz fans. Knowledge of jazz history and ability to communicate in foreign languages highly desired.

Welcome Center: Meet and greet in the Welcome Center and Museum Store, direct visitors, promote upcoming events and exhibits, and answer questions about Louis Armstrong, his life, and his music.

Programs: Assist with public events, such as book signings, lectures, concerts, exhibit openings, receptions, and community outreach events.

Administration: Assist with general office support, including answering phones and reference questions, mailings, and processing paperwork.

Education: Perfect for retired educators. Lend your expertise in the development of programs for school groups and assist with strengthening the Museum’s relationship with NYC public schools.

Community: Perfect for bilingual Spanish/English speakers. Serve as a community liaison and assist the museum with outreach to Latino residents and businesses.


Perks include free t-shirt, 10% off in the Museum Store, free admission to the Museum at all times, discounted tickets to special events, a flexible work schedule, and recognition at our annual Staff & Volunteer holiday party.

How to Apply

Download our Volunteer Application Form as a PDF file, or you can pick one up at the Museum. To have an Application Form faxed or mailed to you, or if you have any other questions about volunteering, contact Adriana Filstrup at 718-478-8274, ex. 106, or send us an email.