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The American Association for Museum Volunteers (AAMV) is a professional network for anyone working with museum volunteers. We are committed to providing a forum for the discussion and distribution of best practices in the field of museum volunteering and internships, expanding opportunities for networking, and advocating for volunteers in museums.


The United States Association of Museum Volunteers (USAMV) was incorporated in 1979 under the Not-for-Profit Corporation laws of Washington, D.C. The USAMV became an affiliated committee of the American Association of Museums in 1981. In 1986, the USAMV changed its name to American Association for Museum Volunteers (AAMV).

Today, AAMV is affiliated nationally with the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) through its Council of Affiliates and internationally with the World Federation of Friends of Museums (WFFM).

To read the most recent President's Report, CLICK HERE

To view our Board and Regions, CLICK HERE

To view the AAMV Board's Strategic PlanCLICK HERE 

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