Share your September 11th story.
Help others understand, remember and recover.
Our walking tours are given by volunteers who have been directly affected by September 11th: family members, first responders, survivors, residents and volunteers. While tours follow a general format, every 9/11 Tribute Center walking tour is different because every 9/11 Tribute Center guide has a different September 11th experience.
Your personal story will connect visitors to the meaning of the 9/11 Memorial, the human toll of the tragedy and its enduring consequences in deeply powerful ways. Volunteer to honor the memory, life and legacy of a loved one and to recognize those who risked their lives to aid those in need. Tell your story…inspire visitors from across the country and around the world to think about their own values, choices and to make to a difference.
Find reward, support and community by volunteering for Tribute’s walking tour program at the 9/11 Memorial.
Here is why our volunteers give tours …
A Sister’s Story
Sophia, a Tribute guide that gives weekend tours on the 9/11 Memorial site, is currently a Vice President for a financial services firm. She lost her sister, Jennifer, who was a financial analyst for Fred Alger Management on the 93rd floor of the North tower on 9/11. Sophia found her way to honor Jennifer’s memory by volunteering as a walking tour guide. As a 9/11 Tribute Center walking tour guide, Sophia was unsure about volunteering and wondered with the time parameters of a walking tour, how she would be able to share from her treasure trove of memories of her sister Jennifer. She never imagined how empathetic visitors would be to her story. The act of telling her story, and the response of visitors, brings Sophia a measure of peace and comfort. “I give visitors some sense of the person who she was. They have brothers and sisters, and they get it on some level. I see it in their eyes … that’s extraordinary, that’s powerful.”
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Corporations Honor & Remember while Making a Difference
The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 changed our lives forever. The 9/11 Tribute Center offers special volunteer projects for the community and corporate groups that recognize the public’s need to remember and to look towards the future with hope.
Corporate volunteer projects:
9/11 National Day of Service & Remembrance
In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance, and the 9/11 Tribute Center is honored to participate by coordinating large scale volunteer projects for corporate groups.
The Tribute Center organized events for employees from companies affected by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 to remember and honor with volunteer projects: creating care packages for the crew of the USS New York, assembling gift bags for the athletes of the World Police & Fire Games and stuffing USO care packages for soldiers stationed overseas.
Between 300 and over 600 volunteers from corporations including: Aon, BNY Mellon, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Citigroup, Marsh & McLennan Companies, NYMEX, PANYNJ, Spirit Cruises, American Express, Keefe Bruyette and Woods, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Sandler O’Neill and the United States Coast Guard take time from their time busy work days in the spirit of community and generosity and to honor 9/11 victims, survivors and first responders.
Community volunteer projects:
Hand-in-Hand Remembering 9/11: On the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, when Manhattan residents needed to find ways to honor rebuilding their community and lives, Tribute was there. We participated in a City wide day of volunteerism, offering community members the opportunity to read and catalogue visitor response cards about September 11th.
Corporations and community members who would like to learn more about upcoming volunteer opportunities can email: firstname.lastname@example.org.