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The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park has a small paid staff with volunteers performing most of the day to day operations. The museum is seeking individuals who will assist us in maintaining our mission of honoring the men and women who served their country in the U.S. Armed Forces and Wartime Merchant Marine. Military experience is not required.

A commitment of 4 hours per month for at least 4 months is highly desired. Soem of the benefits of volunteering at The Veterans Museum are museum discounts; the opportunity to meet others with similar interests and to meet visitors from all over the world; the opportunity to learn new skills; and a sense of well-being by honoring U.S. veterans.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Docent: Museum Tour Guides

Library: Archives & grant writing

Gift Shop: Cashier & Stocking

Office Support: Telephone & Clerical

Events: Set up & break down

Special Projects: Exhibits/displays, cleaning, repairs

Membership: Phone solicitation, member follow-up

Development: Fundraising

Outreach: Civil functions, speaker bureau, school visits

Construction: Museum renovation projects

If you want to volunteer at The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park, fill out an application and return it to the museum or call 619-239-2300 to find out more about volunteering. Click here to download a Volunteer Application and email it to