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 a passion for learning. Victory Corps volunteers will provide enrichment and engagement as they bring the history of the Second World War to life through the handling of actual World War II 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.
Offering leading, learning, presentation and serving opportunities for participants and broadening the overall Museum experience for guests, The National WWII Museum is looking for motivated, proactive students possessed of both exceptional character and exceptional curiosity about the world around them to compose the next class of Victory Corps volunteers!
The Victory Corps program is divided into two sessions – Spring and Fall – with trainings 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 Fall 2015 training session is full. The Victory Corps is currently soliciting applicants for its Spring 2016 session. Deadline for application is Monday January 25, 2016. All new volunteers will be required to attend training on Saturday, February 13, 2016, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. New Victory Corps volunteers will enter into full service the Saturday following their completed training session.
Training dates for all new volunteers are:
Fall 2015: Saturday, September 5, 2015 THIS SESSION IS FULL
Spring 2016: Saturday February 13, 2016
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, provide one non-familial reference and consent to a brief phone interview by Education staff.
- Candidates will be selected based on their overall interests, personality, enthusiasm and desire to learn; NOT based solely upon their knowledge of WWII history or events.
- For those candidates selected for the Victory Corps, a total of 4 hours mandatory training will be provided prior to the commencement of the program.
- Victory Corps volunteers will work two monthly Saturday shifts of four hours in length, 10am – 2pm.
- Victory Corps volunteers will 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 Twelfth grader)
Training: All Victory Corps Volunteers will complete 4 hours of mandatory training before volunteering commencement.
Dress Code: Victory Corps volunteers will be provided with 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 and 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 email@example.com.