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Volunteer at the Air Force Memorial

.The Air Force Memorial vision is, "Exalting Aerospace Pioneers; Honoring Those Who Serve; Beckoning Those Who Will." This vision is executed through perpetuating the advancement of aerospace history and its future and presenting the Air Force story to the American people. The key factor to presenting the Air Force story is our Docent volunteers at the Air Force Memorial. Docents are trained to tell the story of the Air Force in broad terms and answer questions during tours of the Memorial.

We are currently seeking individuals interested in serving as Air Force Memorial Docents. Training and uniform will be provided to the volunteer free of charge. If you are interested in volunteering after reviewing the description below, please submit an application by clicking Here.

Docent Position Description

Responsibilities:

Work Schedule: Four to eight-hour shifts, at least once per month during Spring/Summer, and as needed during Winter months.

Position Description Title: Air Force Memorial Docent Volunteer

The Air Force Memorial Docent Volunteer works under the guidance of the AFM Events & Outreach Coordinator, representing the United States Air Force Memorial to both the American people and foreign visitors. The Docent serves as an expert guide, providing information on the Memorial and the surrounding local area to the 300k+ annual visitors to the Memorial. Docents also assist the AFM Staff with other programs to include Memorial flag flying and basic clerical duties.

The Air Force Memorial Docent Volunteer’s duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Greeting patrons of the Memorial, answering any inquiries concerning the Memorial’s history, construction, and operations, as well as information concerning the local area to include location of other memorials, transportation routes, etc.
  • Maintaining an inventory and offering visitors a copy of the official Air Force Memorial fact sheet.
  • Maintaining garrison U.S. and Air Force Flags, lowering and raising to half/full staff as directed, and assisting with flying of memorial flags.
  • Observing and reporting any safety violations or security concerns to the AFM Staff, or if unavailable, law enforcement agencies in accordance with site security reporting matrix.
  • Providing administrative support – utilize personal computers; handle written correspondence and answer telephone inquiries.

Requirements:

Conditions of Employment

  • 18 Years or Older
  • Willingness to learn information concerning the Memorial and the local area
  • Ability to speak clearly to large groups of the general public
  • Preferred: Air Force background

Physical Demands: This position involves periods of standing while providing presentations, as well as walking the three acres of land the Memorial is situated on. Applicant should be able to stand for at least two hours during the busiest days of the year.

Work Environment:

The work environment is primary outside at the Air Force Memorial, with facilities provided during inclement weather and for other safety concerns.