The National Capital Radio & Television Museum has a team of talented and interested volunteers in addition to the board of directors who help in a variety of areas. We always welcome others, regardless of background, experience or area of interest.
Here are some of the areas you could help us with:
- Become a docent at the museum to welcome the public and guide special tour groups through the museum (school groups, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, senior citizens, etc.). We attempt to staff each weekend shift with at least two people, one of whom is an experienced person. We have a training manual and a video tour available to help you become acquainted with the museum and its content.
- If you are an Amateur Radio Operator (ham), you can volunteer to operate the museum’s station K3RTV.
- Restoration projects: The museum needs to restore radios and television sets. If you can do electronic repairs or have experience with cabinet finish touch up fill out the form above.
- Help with traveling exhibits. From time to time, NCRTV sets up short-term exhibits, sometimes just for a day at various locations to help spread the word about our organization and museum. This could be at schools, community centers, hamfests, antique shows, etc.
- Fundraising: Have experience with fundraising? We can certainly use you!
- Library tasks: Like to catalog old radio books and magazines and organize service literature? Plenty of that to do.
- Donation pickup: We need volunteers with vans or pickup trucks to make excursions to pick up donations to the museum.
Volunteer Sign Up
If you have interest in volunteering, please fill out the form below and we will arrange an interview with you. If that goes well, you will be invited to an orientation session.
The orientation will introduce you to the NCRTV organization and outline its mission and overall goals. All potential docents, will receive training to ensure consistent communication of policies and procedures, as well as familiarity with museum exhibits.