Volunteer Leadership

The Board of Regents is supported by a network of dedicated volunteers across America who provide their time, expertise, and knowledge to guide decisions at the Smithsonian’s museums and centers.

Smithsonian National Board

The Smithsonian National Board is a geographically and culturally diverse body of volunteer leaders that brings invaluable counsel to the Smithsonian and its many museums and research centers. Learn more »

Advisory Boards

Advisory Board members help ensure the success of the individual museums and centers. Today, more than 500 members serve on the Smithsonian’s Advisory Boards. Learn more »

Regional Councils

Located in 10 cities across the nation, Regional Council members work to bring the Smithsonian to their communities by hosting programs and supporting fundraising priorities. Learn more »

Other Boards, Committees & Volunteer Groups

In addition to the Smithsonian’s Advisory Boards, special boards, committees and volunteer groups support pan-institutional and unit projects, initiatives and programs. Learn more »