Victory Corps Back in Action for the Fall
This August, the first class of the Victory Corps – The National WWII Museum’s newest teen volunteer program – brought their inaugural season to a close. Throughout the summer, members of the Victory Corps offered select artifact handling opportunities and fun interactive activities to Museum guests each Saturday. Named after a WWII-era student organization, the Museum’s pilot class of Victory Corps volunteers was an immediate success, receiving recognition from both guests and staff alike and, more importantly, engaging and involving young people with a passion for service and learning.
In recognition of their hard work, the members of the Victory Corps were rewarded at the completion of their term of service with a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the Museum’s warehouses. Here Victory Corps volunteers enjoyed full access to some of the Museum’s most unique assets and mugged happily for the camera.
While the summer Victory Corps season has concluded, the Museum is happy to announce that the Victory Corps program will be continued throughout the 2012 – 2013 school year.
If you know a middle or high-school student with a passion for volunteering and World War II history, have them apply for membership with the Victory Corps! Space for applicants is limited and competitive, so do not delay — apply with the Victory Corps today!
Posted by Collin Makamson, Red Ball Express Coordinator at The National WWII Museum.