Every year the United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) accomplishes its mission with the aid of its talented volunteers. Volunteers perform duties in the archives and museum, support our patron service activities, and help with events.

Please read below for different volunteer opportunities at the USAHEC.

Special Events Volunteer:

This position would help with educational programming on an as needed basis. Duties may include assisting with the planning, preparation, registration, and execution of USAHEC events. Events include, but are not limited to, commemorative programs, ceremonies, and after-hour events.

Docent (tour guide):

Docent volunteers are one of the USAHEC's most important public-facing aspects. Our docents act as tour guides in the Visitor and Education Center and outside on the -Army Heritage Trail, and help visitors find their way around the USAHEC campus.


to volunteer at the USAHEC. Training is provided to volunteers as needed, and of course, we encourage those with specialized experience to donate their time and effort to the USAHEC mission! The USAHEC appreciates the valuable service our volunteers perform. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the volunteer coordinator via email or phone: (717) 245-4573.

Student Volunteers (Internship Program):

Through our Internship Program, the USAHEC offers students opportunities for college credit, as well as the chance to gain real-world experience outside normal academic programs. Undergraduate and graduate student opportunities for credit or experience provide hands-on training in a variety of professional fields as practiced in a working repository. Opportunities are based on the USAHEC's needs, staff availability, and student interest. Internship opportunities may be available in many different areas within the organization, including patron engagement and education (assisting with programs, creating educational materials, outreach, and exhibit development), collections processing (cataloging, boxing, using preservation techniques, inventorying, archival processing), conservation work, and library practice. Academic backgrounds or experience in the fields of history, museum studies, and/or library studies are helpful. Please note that the USAHEC's Internship Program is unpaid.

Please click here for more information and to see a list of available internship positions at the USAHEC.