The National Museum of the United States Army will serve as the capstone of the Army Museum Enterprise and provide the only comprehensive portrayal of Army history and traditions. The National Army Museum will celebrate the selfless service and sacrifice of over 30 million men and women who have worn the Army uniform since 1775. The Museum will be a technological marvel incorporating the latest advances in museum exhibits while providing advanced educational opportunities that will capture the attention of visitors old and young. As the Army’s national landmark, the Museum will honor United States Soldiers – past, present, and future – and provide an interactive educational experience explaining the Army’s role in creating and defending our nation, as well as the Army’s social initiatives and contributions for more than 240 years.
The National Army Museum will be located on 84 acres at Fort Belvoir, VA, less than 30 minutes south of our nation’s capital in Washington, D.C. The main building will be approximately 185,000 square feet and display selections from the Army Art Collection, artifacts, documents, and images. The vast majority of these rare and priceless artifacts have never been seen by the American people. The Museum will welcome an estimated 500,000 to 700,000 visitors every year. See the Museum Design
Volunteering at the Museum
The National Museum of the United States Army is under construction on an 84-acre site at Fort Belvoir, Virginia and is expected to open in 2020. The Army is the oldest military service, and the last to have a National Museum built in its honor. The National Army Museum is scheduled to be open to visitors daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the exception of December 25th. Museum volunteers will provide essential support to the Museum staff to create an extraordinary visitor experience for an estimated 750,000 visitors annually.
The Museum is looking for individuals who are passionate about the U.S. Army and sharing the stories of the men and women who have worn the Army uniform throughout our nation’s history. There will be a variety of volunteer opportunities, such as visitor services, special events, tours, education, gardening, and administration. We are building a diverse group of volunteers with varied backgrounds and experiences. Specific educational degrees or work experience are not required. All are encouraged to apply to volunteer!
Through the application process, you’ll have the opportunity to share your skills, interests, and abilities; and together, we will match you to a suitable volunteer position. Volunteer opportunities are available to all those who meet the qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin. There will be required training for all volunteers and some volunteer positions may require additional, specialized training. Initially, we will accept volunteer applications from those who are 18 years of age or older.
Apply Online at: https://nmusa.volunteerportal.org/?nd=intake&unit_id=2&entry_point_id=1
The National Museum of the United States Army will serve as the capstone of the Army Museum Enterprise and provide the only comprehensive portrayal of Army history and traditions. The National Army Museum will celebrate the selfless…