Volunteer with the National Law Enforcement Memorial and the Museum
Our success depends on the many volunteers and supporters we have across the nation. Throughout the year, and especially during National Police Week, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund needs volunteers to help in various ways.
The Application Process
To Volunteer you must complete and submit an application. Once received, it will be reviewed by the Volunteer Coordinator, who will contact you for a phone or in-person interview.
Interesting in becoming a Volunteer?
Learn more about becoming a National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Volunteer
New Volunteer Opportunities
The National Law Enforcement Museum will offer our first-ever regularly offered guided highlights tours of the museum for the general public. All hailing from law-enforcement backgrounds, our Guides will share their own personal stories combined with highlights from the Museum’s collection. These skilled volunteers will offer unparalleled insight into the stories of American law enforcement, and will craft a one-of-a-kind experience in our nation’s capital.
Facilitators will share our educational workshops to visitors onsite and online. The Museum offers six different educational workshops (three onsite, three online) that bring law enforcement to life by considering the skills, critical thinking, and tools needed for forensic studies, crime-scene investigation, personal freedoms and rights, and even scavenger hunts using historic crimes. Additionally, Facilitators will offer “snapshots” of these workshops to general admission audiences, giving them a sneak peek into the deeper educational experiences available.
Do you like talking with people and sharing your expertise? Volunteer Educators lead high quality, visitor-centered tours of the Museum’s collections and exhibits for adults, school and youth groups, as well as visitors with special needs. Volunteer Educators also assist with classroom activities, traveling workshops and off-site presentations. Educators are required to make a two year commitment of service.
Law Enforcement Volunteers
Law Enforcement Professionals (LEVs) provide an invaluable resource for educational programs and community engagement, while supporting the Museum’s mission of providing a “walk in the shoes” experience of law enforcement for both student and adult visitors. LEVs participate in a wide-range of programs that give Museum visitors a chance to hear directly from law enforcement professionals across a range of disciplines while engaging audiences in thought-provoking and insightful programs.
Visitor Experience Volunteers
Visitor Experience Volunteers (VEVs) welcome visitors to the Museum, provide general information, gather visitor feedback, and assist visitors with their journey through the museum. VEV’s are required to complete training and orientation before volunteer assignments are confirmed. VEV’s are required to make a one year commitment of service.
Event Volunteers assist with annual events organized on behalf of the Museum, including National Police Week and the Run for the Badge 5K, as well as other special events held throughout the year. Responsibilities may include visitor check-ins, ticket and retail sales, event set up and clean up.
Rather work behind the scenes? Volunteers assist various departments with special projects and initiatives. Volunteers are needed in curatorial, education, membership and development areas of the Museum.
Behind The Scenes Roles
- Curatorial: Help with the collection and cataloging of Museum artifacts, with object-handling, digital photography (DSLR camera), and data entry.
- Education: Volunteer educators assist with classroom preparations, provide workshop assistance, program set ups, and help with special projects.
- Development: The museum depends on membership support and development to help make its fundraising goals throughout the year. Volunteers assist with meeting these goals and cultivating relationships with potential supporters. An understanding of museum fundraising and the law enforcement profession, while not necessary, may be helpful.