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Volunteer Benefits

As a volunteer with the Smithsonian Associates you'll receive the following benefits:

  • Complimentary tickets from time to time for selected Smithsonian Associates programs, and Wolf Trap and WPAS performances
  • Discounted admission to various museums around the world
  • Reduced rate at public Smithsonian eateries
  • Access to staff-only cafeterias where food is already sold at a discounted rate
  • 20% discount at all Smithsonian Enterprises Museum Stores
  • One free IMAX, Planetarium or Butterfly Pavilion ticket per week at the lowest public reduced rate, subject to availability (does not include special feature commercial movies)
  • Free admission to the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York;
  • Invitations to enrichment training opportunities and special behind-the-scenes tours of Smithsonian and non-Smithsonian museums and exhibitions
  • Reduced volunteer rate on a Smithsonian National Membership
  • 20% discount at Smithsonianstore.com and the Smithsonian Catalogue
  • A library card for Smithsonian libraries
  • Use of the physical fitness facility at the National Air and Space Museum
  • Access to the Smithsonian Emergency Alert system
  • 20% discount at the National Gallery of Art Museum Stores
  • Reduced rate at the National Gallery of Art public food facilities
  • Eligibility to join the Agriculture Federal Credit Union (AFCU)