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.

For additional questions please email Baylie Albus at youthprograms@nationalww2museum.org.

Application

Applications for the Fall 2018 term for Victory Corps are closed. The next application period will be November 5 to November 23. If you have any questions, please email Baylie Albus 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. 

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.