The Victory Corps

For Middle and High School Students

The Victory Corps is The National WWII Museum’s middle and high school student volunteer opportunity. Students engage with visitors using hands-on stations, work with staff in the development of volunteer and Museum programming, and participate in professional development activities. 


Each year, Victory Corps is divided into three sessions—fall, spring, and summer.

Victory Corps Program Overview

  • Victory Corps volunteers are specially trained students ages 13–18 who present interactive hands-on activities and assist with public programs at the Museum.
  • Applications will be accepted prior to the fall and spring sessions during a three-week period.
  • Victory Corps applicants will complete an online application and submit one nonfamilial reference letter.
  • Candidates who are selected based on overall interest, enthusiasm, and desire to learn will be invited to an interview.
  • A mandatory training of four hours is required for all selected interview candidates. Training will be held prior to the program’s commencement.
  • Victory Corps volunteers will work at least two four-hour shifts per month. During the spring and fall, Victory Corps volunteer shifts take place on Saturdays. Days may vary for summer session.
  • The Victory Corps volunteer program is eligible to receive community service hours.
  • The Victory Corps Program is actively monitoring local health guidelines and is currently operating in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For those interested in applying to Victory Corps, please note that in person meetings are temporarily suspended and any in person activities will be at a limited capacity with physical distancing in place.

For additional questions please email Melissa Tran at youthprograms@nationalww2museum.org.

Application

Registration for the spring/summer 2021 term for Victory Corps is now closed. If you have any questions, please email Melissa Tran at youthprograms@nationalww2museum.org.

Requirements

Age: All Victory Crops Volunteers must be between the ages of 13 (rising seventh grader) and 17 (rising 12th grader). 
Training: All Victory Corps Volunteers must complete four hours of mandatory training.
Dress Code: Victory Corps Volunteers will be required to wear approved attire and provided ID badges. 
Station Shifts: Victory Corps Volunteers will work at least two four-hour shifts per month on-site at the National WWII Museum campus located in New Orleans. Applicants must be within a 2 hour commute and have reliable transportation to participate in the Victory Corps program.

Benefits
  • Victory Corps volunteers will be recognized based on their responsibility, attitude, and leadership.
  • In recognition of their service, Victory Corps volunteers are also eligible to receive community service hours.
  • Special insignia, Museum merchandise, field trips, and behind-the-scenes access will be awarded for continued service.
  • Victory Corps volunteers with continued service will earn more responsibilities and opportunities based on hours of service and number of terms completed.
  • Victory Corps volunteers are given a complimentary Museum Membership and Museum Store discount.