Volunteer Application Forms
The Virginia Living Museum reviews all volunteer applications. Selected applicants will meet with Volunteer Services staff to match skills and interests. Position offers are made based on successful interviews, reference checks and space availability.
To apply to volunteer, please download and fill out the appropriate forms.
PLEASE READ THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW CAREFULLY!
We are moving to three Cycles of Screening & Intake of new volunteers annually. This is the general time frame you can expect:
March 30 deadline for summer volunteering.
July 15 deadline for Fall volunteering.
November 15 deadline for starting in the New Year.
If you are applying in between these cycles, your application will be held until the next screening cycle begins.
For ADULTS, we need two PROFESSIONAL references (someone who has overseen you in a supervisory capacity). Once reference checks are complete, if you are selected to move to the next step, we will send you the link to our mandatory background check. The cost for this is $12.50, payable online to the screening company at time of submission.
All VLM Volunteers are required wear an official VLM uniform. Options include:
- $15 for a new T-shirt
- $5 for a gently used T-shirt
- Borrowed VLM smock
For your convenience an online volunteer scheduling portal is an additional option for a one time $5 fee.
Please fill out the forms below and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to:
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News VA 23601
Please call 757-534-7428 for more information about volunteering, or email the Volunteer Department.
Adult Volunteer Application (apply online)
**Adults applying with Junior volunteers, complete this application**
Junior Application/Code of Conduct (apply online)
Applications for junior volunteers are accepted year-round. Apply by May 1 for best opportunities for summer positions.
NOTE: Junior Recommendation forms must be submitted directly to volunteer services department.