New Army museum at Fort Belvoir seeks volunteers

helicopter being hung at Army Museum
Army Historical Foundation

The National Museum of the U.S. Army reached another milestone toward its 2020 opening last week when the museum’s Visitor Services Team began accepting applications for volunteers.

According to the volunteer program FAQ, anyone age 18 or over may apply to volunteer in a variety of areas, including visitor services, special events, tours, education, gardening and administrative support.

Upon submitting an online application, candidates will need to wait to be contacted for interviews this fall, and selected volunteers will undergo about 20 hours of mandatory orientation training next winter. A background check is part of the application process. Museum officials hope that volunteers will serve at least eight hours per month.

Public transportation options and free parking at the museum will be available to volunteers, according to the FAQ. Additionally, applicants for volunteer positions may indicate if they prefer to help via online platforms rather than on-site. Questions may be directed via email to

Although the exact opening date of the museum remains under wraps, the Army Historical Foundation’s website says they are taking reservations for events scheduled on or after August 1, 2020.


  1. Kathleen M GHANNAM