The Victory Corps is The National WWII Museum’s middle and high school student volunteer opportunity. Students engage with visitors in interactive activities and work with staff in the development of the volunteer program and Museum programming.
Each year, Victory Corps is divided into three sessions—Spring, Fall, and Summer.
Victory Corps Program Overview
- Victory Corps volunteers are specially trained students, aged 13-17, who present interactive hands-on activities and assist with public programs at the Museum.
- Victory Corps applicants will complete an application and provide one non-familial reference.
- Candidates are selected based on overall interest, personality, enthusiasm, and desire to learn.
- A mandatory training of four hours is required for all selected 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 volunteers on Saturdays. Days may vary for Summer session.
- The Victory Corps Volunteer program is eligible to receive community service hours.
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.
- 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.