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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.


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.

If you are selected to move forward after the background check, we will contact you with the possibility of an interview.
For JUNIOR volunteers, we need at least one recommendation form submitted by the recommender.
PLEASE NOTE: During the pandemic, our available volunteer positions are limited. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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 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 (Docx)

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.

NOTE: Junior Recommendation forms must be submitted directly to volunteer services department.