NPS Volunteer
Volunteers can make a difference!

Share your talents! Volunteers play a critical role in the management and operation of the Harry S Truman National Historic Site. The volunteer program strives to involve volunteers in the preservation and enhancement of the park’s resources in an atmosphere of respect and cooperation. Individuals or groups with a range of experiences and backgrounds are encouraged to participate. Volunteering gives you hands-on experience working with the public, park staff, and park resources.

Our Mission: The mission of Harry S Truman National Historic Site is to interpret the broad life experience of President Truman encompassed in the National Park Service resources in Independence and Grandview and to preserve those resources which tell his life story. The park seeks to educate present and future generations about Truman, his role as a citizen and his influence on history.

Not sure how to contribute? Which volunteer task is right for you? Volunteer jobs can be developed around individual interests and the park’s ongoing projects and goals. Take a few moments to tell us more about yourself or group by filling out this application and sending it to the following address:

Harry S Truman National Historic Site
223 N. Main Street
Independence, MO 64050
ATTN: Volunteer Coordinator

(Please be aware that not all requests to volunteer and all applications can be accepted or accommodated.)

Or contact the Volunteer Coordinator via email.

To see current volunteer opportunities at Harry S Truman National Historic Site visit: https://www.volunteer.gov/gov/

As of September 15, 2019, we have two opportunities for volunteers:

*Visitor Center assistant: Working with park staff, operating the visitor center. Involves greeting and welcoming visitors, answering questions and giving directions, issuing tickets for Truman Home tours, facilitating visitors in and out of the park movie, assisting with Eastern National/ America's National Parks museum store sales. Visitor center is open daily from 8:30 to 5:00CT.

*Tour trailers: These volunteers are intended to assist park staff in assisting on tours of 219 North Delaware Street, the Truman Home. Tour trailers ensure that visitors are complying with park regulations, communicate with other staff via radio, remain together as a group and don't wander off the established tour route, assist visitors who need to leave the Truman Home so there is minimal disruption to other visitors' experience. Tour trailers do not offer tours of the Truman Home, they assist NPS staff and other designated volunteers.

For more information on the National Park Service volunteer program visit: https://www.nps.gov/volunteer

Last updated: September 24, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

223 North Main Street (Visitor Center)
Independence, MO 64050


(816) 254-2720
Please note that as the Visitor Center is closed because of COVID19, staff are teleworking and not available at the phones to answer.

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