Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain love for one another. (Erma Bombeck)
So far, it’s been a busy summer at NWHM. We have been working diligently on our Congressional legislation and on creating new online exhibits. But perhaps the most exciting development has been the creation of a volunteer structure for the Museum. Many of our members and friends have asked what they can do for the Museum. Until recently, these requests outweighed our ability to handle them. That was until we met the fabulous Joanie Moser.
Joanie joined NWHM as our volunteer Volunteer Coordinator in May. Her passion for women’s history stems from meeting a fantastic, inspiring women in 1973 who marched in the 1913 Suffrage parade in Washington, D.C. Joanie was a Volunteer Director for a local Red Cross Chapter. She brings enthusiasm, a passion for the Museum’s mission and a great sense of humor to NWHM and we are grateful and ecstatic to have her.
Would you like to get more involved with the Museum? We have a number of volunteer opportunities available whether you live in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area or anywhere else in the nation. Some of these include: promoting the Museum in your community, organizing local membership drives, holding or sponsoring a fundraising event, assisting at an event in your area, writing or researching educational material, writing lesson plans for online exhibits, calling TV stations to get our public service ads on TV and assisting with general office tasks in our Virginia office.
Volunteers are absolutely essential for the success of building our Museum and education programs. If you want to donate your time toward making a permanent home for women’s history in our nation’s capital, please follow this link below to the volunteer page on our website. You will find another link to our volunteer application at the end of the second paragraph. Once we have received your completed form, we will contact you right away to discuss your interests.
Make helping tell American women’s stories part of your story!