Become a Soaring Volunteer

Click on the link below to fill out an inquiry form and submit it today.

Volunteer Application Form

In 2012, the Armed Forces History Museum is reflecting the importance of volunteers with a newly designed t-shirt specifically for all museum volunteers.   The logo was personally designed by John Piazza, Founder and President of AFHM.  Mr. Piazza wanted something special for the volunteers signifying all their hard work and countless hours, without which, the museum would not be where it is today.  The theme for the t-shirts is “Soaring Volunteers”.    

Each year, hundreds of volunteer hours are logged at the museum assisting staff, docents and other volunteers.  Tasks handled by the volunteers contribute a great deal to the overall success of the museum.  AFHM is appreciative of any amount of time an individual can contribute as a volunteer.

When you become a volunteer at the Armed Forces History Museum, you join an exceptional group of people (volunteers and staff) who are committed to the continued growth and expansion of this outstanding museum.

The museum is always seeking volunteers who would like to be a part of this distinguished group of personnel.  Don’t wait to read about the changes here at the Armed Forces History Museum, be an integral part of them and join our team of Soaring Volunteers.

For more information about our volunteer program call Kathy Weed at (727) 539-8371 ext. 110 or contact her via email

Some of the volunteer opportunities at the museum include:


• Museum Volunteer Outreach Ambassadors:  Represents the museum at outside events including festivals, conventions, and other community events that promote membership and museum information.

• Museum Event Assistants:  Assists with events on site from set-up to various positions during the event.  Most events are in the Officers’ Club, but some are throughout the museum or outside on the grounds.

 Administrative Volunteers:  Assists with maintaining the organization’s files and record and may also include data input or inventory control.

• Museum Store Associates:  Assists with retail sales, cleaning and inventory control within the Museum Store.  This volunteer position requires an outgoing personality.

• Museum Maintenance Assistants:  Assists with keeping the 50,000 sq. ft. museum areas and exhibits clean and safe.

• Museum Fundraising Ambassadors:  Assist with fundraising activities, ideas and promotions. Research, writing, and event assistance may be needed.

• Museum Docents:  Docents are the most advanced and knowledgeable about the museum. They serve as museum tour guides and educators. They should have Museum Gallery Guardian experience and their duties may include: meeting and greeting individual visitors, leading them through the museum, and discussing the various displays that are available for viewing. Experience is not necessary but interest and enthusiasm are important.


A thorough orientation adequately prepares you for your volunteer position.  Educational materials, instructional video and at least 10 hours training are also provided.  Military and non-military men and women are welcome.

Click on the link below to fill out an inquiry form and submit it today. 

  Volunteer Application Form


8 Responses to Volunteer

  1. David norvell says:

    Do we simply drop off and print the PDF to volunteer do you have. An online version of volunteer form?

    • alon2392 says:

      Hi David: Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the museum. You can download the file, print it out and either drop it off at the museum or fax it to us (727-524-4967 attn: Tammy). Once received, you will be contacted with further information. If you need any other assistance, please call Tammy at the above number, ext. 107. Thank you again for your interest in becoming an AFHM Soaring Volunteer.

  2. Michael says:

    I’m an incoming Junior at St. Petersburg High School, and i have been volunteering at the Armed Forces History Museum for only a few weeks now, earning hours for Florida Bright Futures, and I’ve loved every minute of my experience here. I was naturally drawn to this place as my father has 25+ years in the Coast Guard and is still active duty, and it has filled all my hopes and expectations and more. Each item in the museum is fascinating, and I can truly say I learn something new everytime I come in. This museum preserves our nations military history with flying colors, and it’s absolutely a pleasure to volunteer at such a place that celebrates all the decorated years of our nation’s military history, accolades, and sacrifice.

    • alon2392 says:

      Hi Michael:

      Thanks for taking the time to post your comment. We are so pleased that you have joined our team of Soaring Volunteers. Your contribution, and the contribution from all our Soaring Volunteers, to the museum is invaluable. We are truly grateful. AFHM would also like to thank your father for his 25+ years of service in the Coast Guard. We look forward to many more hours with you here at the museum.

  3. Marcia Norvell says:

    David and I are very interested in continuing to volunteer. Please let us know when you are in need of support. Thank you!

    • alon2392 says:

      Thanks Marcia! I will pass this on to Tammy. We appreciate you both being so willing to assist us. The museum greatly depends and is so grateful for the generosity of its volunteers.

  4. lynn hopkins says:

    You have youth programs for boy scouts and girl scouts
    how about the young marines

    • alon2392 says:

      The badges for the boy and girl scouts are official scout badges. I don’t know of any such program with the marines. On behalf of the museum, I’d like to say how appreciative we are this young marine’s (and his grandfather’s) service.

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