National Veterans Memorial and Museum at Night

Volunteer Your Service

Volunteer at the NVMM

Volunteers make our mission possible – from creating the Museum’s exceptional visitor experience to keeping daily operations and programming running smoothly. To join our team and help share the stories of Veterans and their families, please fill out a volunteer application OR stop in to see us at the Museum, Wednesdays through Sundays, any time between 10 am – 5 pm. Simply ask for any member of our Visitor Experience team.

We are excited to discuss the right opportunity for you!

Enjoy Rewarding Benefits

In addition to giving back to your community, state, and country, volunteering at the Museum is a great way to experience the exhibits and make new friends. Other benefits include:

  • An opportunity to hear the stories of Veterans and their families firsthand and attend great events
  • Museum 101 Orientation, tour guide training and continuing educational opportunities
  • Free parking on volunteer days
  • Free admission to the Museum with badge
  • Museum branded vest and lanyard
  • “The Bugle,” a bi-monthly newsletter
  • Early access to new exhibitions
  • Annual recognition event
  • Letters of recommendation upon request
  • Networking opportunities

Is Volunteering Right for You?

Volunteers with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Ideal volunteer candidates have a positive attitude, high energy level, are courteous, friendly and have a sincere admiration for our nation’s Veterans. A personal or family connection to military service can be a plus, but is not mandatory. Before applying, please review the following requirements:

  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Open – mindedness and patience to work with a diverse audience
  • Pass a background check and drug screening
  • Have an interest in the Veteran experience
  • Integrity to represent the National Veterans Memorial and Museum and oneself with the highest standards
  • Reliability to consistently keep one’s volunteer commitment to the Museum
  • 16-years-of-age or older
  • Minimum commitment of 8 hours monthly

Note: All program information is subject to change.

Volunteer Roles

The Museum offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, depending on your interest and level of experience.

  • Ambassador
  • Certified Tour Guide
  • “Lead” Volunteer
  • Internships
  • Work Study Students
  • Fellowships
  • Service Learning
  • High School Service Hours
  • Community Services Hours
  • Corporate and Community One-Day Assignments