9/11 Memorial Walking Tours
Become a Guide
What volunteers have said about participating in this program
"When I am here, I find it equally valuable to hear different stories from the other volunteers- it helps put my experience into a larger context.... and I have found a new community of friends."
"I enjoy meeting people from around the world that had no idea of what happened here."
"Doing these tours has given me a bigger purpose, I am living history, after all!"
"I keep the events of September 11th real. Not just dry facts people read about.... One of the best parts of this program is looking into the eyes of those who want to know more about that day and what followed."
Volunteering at the 9/11 Tribute Center
Walking Tour and Gallery Guides
The 9/11 Tribute Center's Volunteer Program offers an opportunity for people directly affected by the events of September 11th to lead guided walks on the 9/11 Memorial. All volunteers are drawn from the community of survivors, lower Manhattan residents and workers, rescue workers, volunteers at the recovery site and family members that lost loved ones. Guides are trained to talk about the history of the World Trade Center and the impact of September 11th, and share their own personal experiences and inspire visitors with the rebuilding of the World Trade Center. In addition to the walking tour program, Tribute volunteers can also act as gallery guides in the Tribute Center, interacting informally with visitors or concluding visits of school groups.
If interested in volunteering please fill out the online volunteer application form or print form.
For more information, contact email@example.com or please call
212 422 3520 ext. 112.
Gerry works for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council and was on the 82nd floor of North Tower and is a survivor of both the 1993 and September 11th attacks.
"It is important to me that the visitors walk away with a better idea of the people behind the story of September 11th; those who died, those who lived and those who came to help and comfort."
Cynthia's husband perished on 9/11. He worked on the eighty-fourth floor of the World Trade Center's South Tower. He left behind two daughters. This tour gives perspective on the tragedy of 9/11 as well as the humanity and hope for the future experienced by 9/11 family members.
Anthony, a retired New York City Department of Sanitation employee, worked at the recovery site for 9 months, helping to set up blockades, cleaning out and washing down buildings and streets, and hauling away steel from the site. He also had the honor of being part of the last truck ceremony on May 30, 2002.
Lucy has lived just a few blocks away from the WTC site for over 25 years. On 9/11, Lucy was at home with her seven-month-old son. After the fear from that day dissipated, Lucy wanted to help other people recover and shares this experience with her tours.
Stephen worked for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on 9/11. He witnessed the second plane hitting Tower 2 from Broadway and Vesey while on his way to work that morning. As a retiree, he remains connected to the World Trade Center community through volunteering.
Ericka, a Licensed Massage Therapist, was dispatched to the Fire House across the street from the World Trade Center. Her story shares the experience of being a New Yorker in the aftermath of 9/11 and the spirit within the 10/10 Fire House.
Cathy lived and worked in Lower Manhattan during the time of the 9/11 attacks. She witnessed the attacks from her windows at Post Towers on West Street, just steps away from the World Trade Center site. She evacuated her apartment during the collapse of the Twin towers. Her work place, the Deutsche Bank, was critically damaged in the collapse of the towers.