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MILITARY HERITAGE MUSEUM IN PUNTA GORDA, FL

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The Military Heritage Museum has been approved for an AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP Grant that will be focused on American Military History and Civics. RSVP Volunteers will be involved in our History Academy. Through our History Academy, we provide a summer camp called History Camp, a mini camp called Saturday at the Museum, Tutoring, Classroom Teaching, Out Of School Time, Summer Learning, Service Learning, and more. All of these are provided to our main focus of our educational outreach program, children grades 4 to 8. RSVP Volunteers will also aid in the development of our Junior Aide Program (9th graders) and our Internship Program (10th graders to College Sophomores). RSVP Volunteers must be ages 55+ (Veterans preferred but not limited to). RSVP Volunteers will also be assigned to normal museum operation stations. No experience required, training will be provided. Stations available for assignment are:

-Museum Guide/Tour Guide/School Guide
-AIT School (Flight Simulators/Laser Gun Range)
-War Room (Virtual Reality/Technology Room)
-Google Expeditions
-Ancestry Program - Research
-Artifact Conservation Care/Display
-Special Events
-Gulf Theater
-Ship Store
-Library
-Grant Writing
-Office Administrative Support

2 Shifts

  • 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
    Tuesdays to Saturdays, here at the museum. You will be assigned a Station. Experience not required. Training will be provided.
  • 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    Tuesdays to Saturdays, here at the museum. You will be assigned a Station. Experience not required. Training will be provided.
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Location:

900 W MARION AVE, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Military Heritage Museum is to promote an understanding and respect for the rich military heritage of the United States and the sacrifices made by all who serve, living and deceased, emphasizing that freedom isn’t free.

Description

The Military Heritage Museum first opened its doors to the public in Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda, Fla., on Pearl Harbor Day 2001. The goal of the Museum - then as now - was to honor veterans from all branches and eras of U.S. military service and to help the general public better understand the contributions and various experiences of American servicemen and women through authentic artifacts and individual stories.

From the start, individual veterans and numerous veteran groups enthusiastically supported the Museum. They generously donated their own personal artifacts and funding; helped build display cases, paint walls and lay carpet; and volunteered as docents.

As of November 2018, the Museum obtained a lease on a new, larger facility in expectation of delivering on the next stage of its vision: the ability to showcase more of its authentic, one-of-a-kind artifact collection and enhance its exhibits and docent-led tours with the latest in video displays, interactive capabilities and touchscreen technologies.

Our new facility opened on April 16, 2019. The goal, however, remains the same: to honor America’s military veterans, to educate and inspire current and future generations of Americans and to remind everyone that "Freedom Isn’t Free."

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

900 West Marion AvenuePunta Gorda, FL 33950

(26.92895,-82.05991)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Transactions
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Total time commitment is left to the Volunteer. 15 hours per week would be ideal but not required.
  • Must want to work with youth.

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