High School Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer at the Museum

Volunteers Can Do It! Thank you for your interest in volunteering at The National WWII Museum. Volunteers are an essential part of our Museum. They represent the Museum to our visitors and keep things running smoothly. Volunteering at our Museum gives you the opportunity to learn more about WWII and D-Day history, to meet and befriend people with similar interests, and to serve a premier educational institution. Below is a list of Volunteer opportunities.


  • Staffing the Museum floor and galleries; answering questions and directing visitors
  • Assist guests with entry into Beyond All Boundaries showings.

PLEASE NOTE: Student applicants must be at least 16 years of age and currently enrolled in 11th grade, due to the large number of applicants requesting the opportunity to fulfill community service hour requirements.

Requirements and Benefits



Membership: Volunteers are encouraged, not required, to become annual Museum members at a special Volunteer discount rate ($35).

Dress: The National WWII Museum sells shirts with logos that all Volunteers wear. They may be purchased through the Museum Store. Volunteers are distinguished from visitors by their name badges and shirts.

Shifts: Volunteers must be available for at least one consistent weekly shift; the shifts are four and a half hours long, in either the A.M. or P.M.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic computer skills and a working email address
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer service to our Museum guests


The Museum provides free parking for Volunteers. Volunteers will be recognized based on their number of service hours. Special badges and gift certificates to the Museum shop are awarded for continued service. The Museum sponsors Volunteer appreciation parties and events, WWII documentary and feature film showings, and continuing education sessions. As members of the Museum, you are entitled to free entry to the Museum for one year, as well as a discount in the Museum shop.

For additional question or comments please call Director of Volunteer Services Shannon Murphy at shannon.murphy@nationalww2museum.org.