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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the men and women who served when their nation called them. The Memorial deliberately sets aside the controversies surrounding the war, providing a place where visitors can reflect on the sacrifice of those who served far from home under difficult circumstances. The designer, Maya Lin, felt that "the politics had eclipsed the veterans, their service and their lives." She kept the design elegantly simple to "allow everyone to respond and remember."

Vietnam Veterans Memorial volunteers often play a crucial role in a person’s visit to the Memorial. They help visitors understand the patriotism, devotion to duty, and courage of the men and women honored by the Memorial. They may assist visitors in locating their loved one’s name on the wall or provide explanations about the layout and symbolism of the Memorial.

The National Mall and Memorial Parks mission is to manage, preserve, and maintain the monuments, memorials, and historic sites in the heart of Washington, D.C., and to provide opportunities for all Americans and park visitors to understand and be inspired by their significance. You can help advance this mission by volunteering in the park. Volunteers interact with visitors and assist Park Rangers in answering questions, giving talks, and leading tours of the monuments and memorials.

Start Date - 2022-09-30

End Date - 2023-09-30

Activities include: General Assistance;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: No Housing/Amenities Available

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About National Park Service

Location:

1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240, US

Mission Statement

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

Description

The U.S. National Park Service, www.nps.gov, cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. We care for more than 400 national parks and help communities preserve their historic places and open spaces.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Arts & Culture, Environment, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

900 Ohio Drive SWWashington, DC 20024

(38.8858,-77.03661)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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