Volunteers Needed

Are you a retiree looking for a meaningful way to spend your time? Are you a stay-at-home parent or spouse who’d like to meet new people? Or are you employed full-time but want to give something back? Your Memorial needs you!

Memorial Volunteers
Volunteers are needed at the Memorial to act as greeters and tour guides. Responsibilities involve meeting and greeting visitors and directing guests to the exhibits, theater or Register, as well as giving tours. The Memorial is open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., April 1-Sept. 30; and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 1-March 31. Volunteers set their own schedules. Any time you can give is welcomed and appreciated. For more information, contact Donna Houle at 703-892-2606 ormemorial@womensmemorial.org.

If You Can Type, You Can Help!—Oral History Program Seeks Volunteers
Are you looking for a meaningful way to give some of your time to the Women’s Memorial? The Foundation’s Oral History Program may just be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. If you can type, you can help! Whether you type 90 words per minute or nine, oral history transcription is a job that can be done by almost anyone; and it can be done from any location in the comfort of your own home. As a volunteer transcriptionist, you set your own pace and your own schedule. All you need is a computer with word processing software and a desire to help. And your help is desperately needed. Currently, only 29 percent of the 1200-interview Collection is transcribed. Transcriptions are the most sought after resource requested by those using oral history as a primary source in their exploration of military women’s history—including researchers, students of all grade levels, scholars, authors, artists, filmmakers and the press. The Oral History Program also has volunteer opportunities available for interviewers and technical support staff. For more information, contact Robbie Fee atoralhistory@womensmemorial.org or 703-533-1155/800-222-2294.

(May 2012)