General Requirements (All Volunteers)
Submit completed application. All applications are reviewed. Selected applicants will meet with Volunteer Services staff to match skills and interests. Position offers are made based on successful interviews and reference checks. Orientation and training are required of new volunteers; work one shift per week; outgoing, friendly personality. Availability for these volunteer positions is year-round; morning and afternoon hours daily unless otherwise specified.
Note: There is a one-time training fee of $20 for volunteers upon acceptance into the program. No fee is required for applying. As part of the screening process, adult applicants must complete an online background check with Verified Volunteers. Cost to applicant: $12. A link will be provided after successful reference checks.
Note: Volunteer placement at the Virginia Living Museum is subject to an official position offer, space availability, and completion of 3-hour orientation plus additional training depending on assignment. Parental permission required for volunteers younger than 18 years of age.
Processing can take a minimum of three to four weeks. Please be patient.
The Virginia Living Museum uses volunteers in a wide variety of areas.
Ages 11-14 with parent/guardian: Applicable positions are: Exhibit Interpreter; must be age 13 with parent for Touch Tank.
Ages 15 and above: Applicable positions: Astronomy, Exhibit Interpreter, Horticulture, Museum Store, Teen Conservationist.
Ages 16 and above: Applicable positions: Astronomy, Exhibit Interpreter, Horticulture, Museum Store, Classroom Assistant.
Ages 18 and above: All positions applicable, including Curatorial positions.
Volunteer Positions and Descriptions