For more than 15 years, the National Museum of the Pacific War has recognized a Volunteer of the Year. Every one of them has embodied exceptional service and care.
Our 2018 Volunteer of the Year Lloyd Jolly has, to date, logged more than 1,200 hours in volunteer service.
When did you start volunteering at the Museum?
I started in the summer of 2011 as an "environmental engineer," cutting grass and helping in the Japanese Garden of Peace. The Museum had a partial sprinkler system at that time so they needed someone to haul and move the heavy hoses around the campus at 7:00 a.m. once a week to comply with the city's water restrictions. One event led to another and they haven’t run me off yet.
Why did you start volunteering at the Museum?
It was the place I felt I could do the most good. I am an Army Brat, my Dad served 35 years active duty in the Army, so I could relate to the purpose of the Museum, and tell the many stories of those who lived and gave their all to keep America free of the threat that we faced in World War II.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering at the Museum?
Aside from working with a dedicated staff, my I really enjoy talking to the visitors from, literally, all over the world who come to the Museum to learn more about one of the most critical times in the history of the world. When you hear the way they describe the Museum--remarkable, outstanding, wonderful, one of the best in the world--you feel satisfied.
The Admiral Nimitz Foundation and National Museum of the Pacific War congratulates and thanks Lloyd for his service to the Museum and its mission.
Interested in joining the Volunteer Corps?
Many of our programs depend on volunteers—they are the lifeblood of the museum. As a volunteer, you might assist in Education Department; serve as a living history performer, gallery attendant or docent; help with special events or work as part of our public history team. Every volunteer hour donated makes a world of difference to our staff and visitors.learn more