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Seasonal Programs

A volunteer with the 2008 Smithsonian Folklife Festival helps orient a visitor to the Mall. Photo by Joe Furgal, Smithsonian Institution.Volunteer Opportunities at the Smithsonian

Smithsonian Folklife Festival*

Presented for a 2-week period during the summer, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival relies upon the services of hundreds of volunteers to assist with every aspect of this annual celebration of folk crafts, music, food, and culture. Responsible individuals, 16 years of age or older, are invited to apply.

Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Smithsonian Institution
600 Maryland Ave., SW, Suite 2001
MRC 520
PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012

*Opportunities for weekend service.

Smithsonian Gardens, Interpreter Programs