The Varnum Continentals fulfills its mission to preserve and promote U.S. and Rhode Island history only through the efforts of our members and volunteers. On these pages, you can discover the different ways that you can help our organization through efforts ranging from Varnum Continental Membership to participating in our historical marching militia to group and corporate volunteer programs.
VARNUM CONTINENTALS MEMBERSHIP
At only $35 per person annually, membership is a great way to help the organization and keep in the loop about our latest news, events, and museum exhibits. Members get a monthly newsletter that includes Varnum Continentals news, feature articles about local and U.S. history, and in-depth articles about museum items in our collections at the Varnum House Museum and the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum. Members can also attend our monthly dinner programs that feature authoritative and engaging speakers on historic and military topics.
VARNUM CONTINENTALS HISTORICAL MARCHING MILITIA
Our historical marching militia that travels New England and beyond to represent the Varnum Continentals and encourage patriotism to the public. This elite group, in period uniform and arms, marches in numerous parades and participates in a variety of civic programs and ceremonies. Joining the marching militia is a great way to engage directly with our current fans and attract new supporters. Note that you must join the Varnum Continentals before you can participate in our historical marching militia.
GROUP AND CORPORATE VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS
We welcome volunteer support from a variety of groups ranging from corporate volunteer programs to non-profits like the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts (amongst others). The Varnum Continentals also love to work with colleges and university volunteer organizations.