Volunteer Opportunities


The Military Aviation Museum is one of the top rated “Things To Do” in all of Virginia Beach according to Tripadvisor.com. Our guests' comments on that site have made us the only 5-star museum in all of Virginia Beach. We depend on our amazing and enthusiastic volunteers to create this world-class guest experience, and our team of over 200 volunteers provided 45,722 hours of service last year alone to create a fun, safe and wonderful learning experience for everyone.

Do you think you’d enjoy supporting museum events which promote this excellent facility? Are you looking to give of your time to support a non-profit museum which promotes military aviation history from the first fifty years of flight? Do you get excited by the sight and sound of “warbirds”? If so, please read on.

The Military Aviation Museum has volunteer opportunities for almost everyone. Share at least one day each month with us in support of museum activities and you’ll be on your way to enjoying the satisfaction which comes from learning about the exhibits, sharing your experiences with other volunteers and guests, enjoying the camaraderie of fellow volunteers and contributing to the safety and success of the museum events and operations.

What Is a Museum Volunteer?

A volunteer at MAM can be a docent (tour guide) or a regular volunteer. Examples of regular volunteer positions are: briefers/greeters, librarians, gift shop aides, exhibit research and construction, photography, events, facilities maintenance, carpentry, event parking, wheeled-vehicle maintenance, event coordinators, scouting liaisons, advertising, marketing, fundraising, summer camp instructors and aides, etc. It takes many volunteer skills and willing hands to be a successful museum, and the benefits are amazing!

Apply now! Complete the Volunteer Application form online here.


When your application has been received and reviewed, you will be contacted to come in for an interview (required) and to complete forms for a police background check (government issued photo ID required). Youth volunteers (ages 14-17) also complete a youth application which requires three personal references in lieu of the background check. Upon successful completion of the interview, your training will begin immediately!

If you have any questions, please contact Warren Curd, Volunteer Coordinator, at 757-721-7767 or by email at volcoord@aviationmuseum.us. Thank you for your interest!