Volunteer Facts

Volunteer FactsDon't know much about our volunteers? Not a problem! Here are some amazing highlights.

Did you know ...

... this museum pioneered volunteerism in the USAF?

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force volunteers have been serving the museum for 46 years.


… volunteers are the lifeblood of the Air Force to museum visitors?

Museum volunteers hosted about 1 million on-site visitors in 2016.

The museum had about 3 million online visitors during the year.


… volunteers serve the museum 362 days a year?

566 active volunteers maintained the museum’s operation last year.


… volunteers contributed 112,716 hours of time in 2017?

This represents nearly a $2,720,964 asset and 54 person years of  productivity.


… museum volunteers traveled many miles from many places to volunteer?

They arrived from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia to serve the museum.


… 94 people entered as new volunteers last year?

They replace 32 who left as volunteers in 2017.


… museum volunteers represent every generation?

Our youngest volunteer is 18 years old and our oldest is 94 years young.

1% of volunteers represent the GI Generation, born 1901-1926.

40% of volunteers represent the Silent Generation, born 1927-1945.

48% of volunteers represent the Baby Boomers, born 1946-1964.

2% of volunteers represent Generation X, born 1965-1981.

9% of volunteers represent the Millennials, born 1982-1997.

81% are male and 19% are female.


… more volunteers are always needed?

Do you know someone who could serve?

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