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 & Archives 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.

During COVID-19, our tour guides have continued to meet regularly with one another and House Museum staff in order to sustain community. Find out more about how you can join us below.

Volunteer Positions

Docent/Tour Guide: Train to give 40-minute guided tours of the Museum to a variety of visitors, from school groups to international jazz fans. Knowledge of African American history, jazz history, Art history, musicology a plus and multilingual candidates highly desired.


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 Carrillo at 718-478-8274 or send us an email.