THE VICTORY CORPS:
The Victory Corps is The National WWII Museum’s newest volunteering opportunity, seeking middle and high school students, ages 13–17, with a passion for history and learning. Victory Corps volunteers will provide enrichment and engagement as they bring the history of World War II to life through the handling of actual WWII artifacts and the leading of fun, interactive activities with Museum guests. Victory Corps volunteers will also play an active role in the shaping and development of the volunteer program to ensure that it fully reflects the interests of its participants.
The National WWII Museum is looking for motivated, proactive students of exceptional character and curiosity to help broaden the overall Museum experience for our guests!
The Victory Corps program is divided into two sessions—spring and fall—with training for new volunteers occurring twice a year at the beginning of each new session. Rolling application for Victory Corps membership is accepted year-round. However, if the application is received after a session has reached capacity or the training date has passed, the application will be kept on file until the next session.
The Victory Corps program is currently full. Please complete an application and you will be contacted should a spot become available. Apply now by completing the Victory Corps Application Form online.
Victory Corps Program Overview:
- Victory Corps volunteers are specially trained students, ages 13–17, who present interactive and hands-on activities within the Museum’s exhibits.
- In order to be eligible for consideration, Victory Corps applicants will complete an application and provide one non-familial reference.
- Candidates will be selected based on overall interests, personality, enthusiasm, and desire to learn; NOT solely upon their knowledge of WWII history or events.
- For those candidates selected, a total of four hours mandatory training will be provided prior to the program’s commencement of the program.
- Victory Corps volunteers will work two four-hour, monthly Saturday shifts from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Victory Corps volunteers commit to serve at least EIGHT hours per month for the duration of volunteer term.
Age: All Victory Corps Volunteers must be between the ages of 13 (rising seventh grader) and 17 (rising 12th grader)
Training: All Victory Corps Volunteers will complete four hours of mandatory training before volunteering commencement.
Dress Code: Victory Corps volunteers will be required to wear special Victory Corps attire and name badges for ease of recognition and identification.
- Victory Corps Volunteers will be recognized based on their total number of hours served.
- In recognition of their service, Victory Corps Volunteers are also eligible to receive community service hours.
- Special insignia, gift certificates to the Museum Store, field trips, and behind-the-scenes access will be awarded for continued service.
- Victory Corps Volunteers completing their first term of service who reapply will be given added responsibilities as senior Corps Volunteers and will assist in training and supervisory capacities.
- The Museum sponsors Volunteer appreciation parties and events, WWII documentary and feature-film screenings as well as continuing education classes to which all Victory Corps Volunteers will be eligible to attend.
- As members of the Museum, Victory Corps Volunteers will be entitled to free entry to the Museum for one year, as well as a discount in the Museum Store.
- Victory Corps Volunteers will also enjoy access to areas of the Museum not accessible by the general public and play an active role in new program development.
For additional question or comments please call Shelbie Johnson at 504-528-1944 x 425, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.