Grassroots Volunteer Program

A Campaign of this size and scope needs every willing hand. Together we can make the National Army Museum a reality.

Option 1 –

Get your hands dirty and go door to door.

Work within your community to spread the word about the Museum by distributing brochures, petitioning support from local businesses or submitting press releases to your local news sources.

Campaign staff will send you a Grassroots Volunteer Kit to get started with all of the materials you will need to support your local fundraising efforts, including posters, brochures, facts sheets and press releases.

For more information contact Beth Schultz Seaman, Director of Grassroots Development, at (703) 879-0006 orĀ beth.schultz@armyhistory.org

Option 2 –

Harness the power of the internet.

Create a personalized fundraising page and tell your own story about why the Museum is important to you. Then send it out to your email contacts and post to social media asking your friends and networks to support you and watch the money roll in.

You can fundraise for an occasion like your birthday, instead of receiving gifts; in honor or in memory of someone; or asking people to sponsor you for running a race. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

Volunteer Spotlight

Veteran Jerry Hansen, Carlsbad, CA, launched a campaign in July 2015 to raise money to purchase Army Commemorative bricks for his twenty West Point classmates who were killed in action during Vietnam. With only two emails to the class roster, Hansen raised more than double his goal. In addition to the twenty bricks, his class will now also be listed on the Veterans’ Hall Wall.

IMG_0556Robena Reid’s father served in the Signal Corps for three and half years in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Reid, of Lorton, VA, hands out brochures and tells people she meets about her dad;s service and the Museum’s purpose. She inspires people to learn more about historical events or to reflect upon the impact of past events on their personal lives.