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Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with the National Archives and Records
Administration (NARA). Our volunteers play a vital role in the activities of the Archives. They supplement
the staff in important ways with special talents and knowledge.
Please note that you must meet the following requirements in order to be qualified as a NARA volunteer:
you must be 16 years or older and meet one of the following three requirements:

(1) you must be a U.S. citizen;
(2) you must be a legal resident alien [possessor of a green card]; or
(3) you must be a holder of a type A1 or A2 diplomatic visa.

Please note that a background check will be necessary, depending on the type of volunteer service you
will provide and the kind of access you are granted to our facility.

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