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Welcome to the Volunteer page for Ellis Island Immigration Museum, a part of Statue of Liberty National Monument!

The National Park Service has a long tradition of volunteerism. From "grass roots" groups advocating for the protection of a site to local residents supplementing a park's staff - ordinary people, from all walks of life, have the chance to get involved with their national parks in many meaningful ways. Some folks help out with a single big event, while others volunteer on a daily or weekly basis.

Come on out and see what you can do!

A group of volunteers pick up trash at Ellis Island
Volunteers helping count and move items at Ellis Island.


At the Statue of Liberty National Monument, we have a number of volunteer opportunities on both Liberty Island and Ellis Island, including:

  • Providing visitor services such as giving directions, answering visitors' questions, and presenting programs (Liberty and Ellis Islands).
  • Transcribing and translating sound recordings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries (Ellis Island).
  • You may also be able to volunteer in the Research Library at Ellis Island, assist with historical preservation, or work with our maintenance staff.

Don't live in the New York/New Jersey area?

That's okay - there are volunteer opportunities throughout the National Park Service. You can find a place to volunteer here; be sure to download the Volunteer Brochure (to learn more about the V-I-P (Volunteers-In-Parks) program), and the Volunteer Application!

For more information about these volunteer opportunities and contact information, go to www.volunteer.gov/gov and use "Statue of Liberty National Monument" as the key word.

Last updated: January 22, 2018

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Mailing Address:

Ellis Island Receiving Center
Statue of Liberty National Monument

Jersey City, NJ 07305


(212) 363-3200

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