Join Our Team Today!
The Women’s Memorial Education Center honors and shares the stories of the women who served or are serving in all branches of the United States military. We are partnering with the National Park Service to build a team of volunteers, who help preserve the stories of servicewomen’s service and achievement, and make their contributions a visible part of our history. Volunteers are vital members of the Memorial’s team, working to honor, educate, and inspire.
The Women’s Military Memorial is a living memorial, and at its heart is the Register. The Register is database storing all the stories or servicewomen who decided to preserve their part of history here with us. Any women, of any rank, in any branch, who served her country deserves her spot in our nation’s history, and their stories can all be saved with WIMSA in our Register.
Your primary roles as a Register Assistant is to inform the public about our database, guide servicewomen or their supporters to register, and help visitors view and purchase the profiles of servicewomen. Click Here for the Full Description.
Visitor Services Representatives
Representatives serve as greeters and guides to visitors at the Memorial. A volunteer in this position will often be the only personal contact visitors have at the Memorial and are important to how the Memorial reaches out to servicewomen and the public. Click Here for the Full Description.
Oral History Collections Assistant
The Women’s Memorial Collections Department is working to create records for their Oral History collection during its transition to a new modern archival database. Before the database is implemented, volunteers are needed to create records to make the transition as smooth as possible. Volunteers will watch or listen to Oral History interviews, contained on cassette tapes, Mini DV tapes, Hi-8 tapes, VHS tapes, and DVDs, and fill in relevant information on an Excel spreadsheet that will later be published as a finding aid. Click here for the full description.
The Women’s Memorial Collections Department is working to transition its records to a new modern archival database. In the interim, volunteers are needed to create, standardize, and organize records to make the transition as smooth as possible. This volunteer will be working with the Library Collection and entering relevant information on an Excel spreadsheet that will later be published as a finding aid. Click here for the full description.
As an Office Assistant at the Foundation Office, volunteers will be going through our physical copies of information on servicewomen and helping us decide what needs to be stored and digitalized. Volunteers will help the team establish an understanding of our physical records and inform plans for digitalizing the stories of these servicewomen. Click here for the full description.
Application and Training:
Applications are submitted to the Volunteer Coordinator. Applicants will be contacted for an interview and tour of the Memorial. Volunteers will be welcomed with an orientation and training sessions to prepare them for their roles in the organization.