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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. Processing can take a minimum of three to four weeks. Please be patient.

As part of the screening process, Sterling Volunteer applicants must complete an online background check with Verified Volunteers. Cost to applicant: $12.50. A link will be provided after successful reference checks.

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.

Note: Due to the volume of applications, processing may take several weeks.

Please fill out the forms below and email them to or mail them to:

Volunteer Coordinator
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 Volunteers

Adult Volunteer Application (apply online)

Adult Volunteer Application (Doc)

Adult Volunteer Application (PDF)

**Adults applying with Junior volunteers, complete this application**

Junior Volunteers

Junior Application/Code of Conduct (apply online)

Junior Application and Conduct (Doc)

Junior Application and Conduct  (PDF)

Junior Recommendation Form (Doc)

Junior Recommendation Form (PDF)

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.