Volunteer at NPR

Are you located in the Washington, D.C., area and ready for an opportunity to be a part of the NPR community? This is your chance to join our team of volunteers and become an NPR Ambassador.

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NPR Ambassadors is a special team of volunteers who represent, promote and share the NPR story to the visiting public through unique opportunities at NPR Headquarters.

With a wide range of duties, NPR Ambassadors lead building tours, work in the NPR Shop and support special events at the NPR Washington, D.C. headquarters.

NPR Ambassadors hail from all walks of life, ages and backgrounds, but everyone has one thing in common: a passion for NPR and public media.

What is an NPR Ambassador?
An NPR Ambassador is a member of the NPR family who volunteers at our Washington, D.C. headquarters to enhance the experience of our visitors by leading building tours, working at the NPR Shop and supporting special events.

Who is eligible to be an Ambassador?
Ambassadors must be at least 16 years of age, complete all required training, comply with all NPR standards and pass the application process.

What is the time commitment to be an Ambassador?
After completing the programing training, all Ambassadors are required to volunteer on a reasonable number of dates and times indicated in their online application.

How do I apply?
Fill out and submit the Volunteer Application Form. Some Ambassador roles may require additional application items that will be requested upon initial application review.

What if I don't live in the D.C. area? Can I still be an Ambassador?
For those who don't live in the Washington, D.C. area, consider contacting your local public radio station. Many NPR Member Stations welcome volunteers from their communities to perform a variety of important tasks. Contact your station to learn more.