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Mission VolunteeringEnjoy insider news from the Virginia Living Museum's Volunteer Services Department where over 550 active volunteers make the museum a wildly successful place to visit!

Volunteer Appreciation Week

  National Volunteer Week in the United States was first established in 1974 by President Richard Nixon. Later, in 1989, the entirety of April was designated National Volunteer Month. Like the Virginia Living Museum itself, National Volunteer Week has expanded exponentially over the years since…

Your Future Volunteering Adventure

As a volunteer, life’s an adventure – especially at the VLM!  From now until April 21, 2019, the VLM is offering an exclusive interactive guest experience called American Adventure, a choose-your-own-adventure type maze. American Adventure is unique because it blends historical accuracy with the entertainment…

Go Places While Volunteering!

The VLM is one of the volunteering programs in the Hampton Roads area that’s based on educational development and enrichment.  Each activity-oriented program is presented in a relaxed, hands-on format and includes classroom instruction combined with opportunities to examine specimens from the Museum’s extensive collections…

The VLM is Your Volunteering Destination

This summer, the VLM truly is your volunteer destination!  Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? The VLM’s Dinosaur Discovery trail debuted in Fall 2016, complete with a paleo dig camp play area and 16 model dinos. Visitors and volunteers alike agree that Dino Discovery Trail has been…

Life at the Touch Tank

February 22, 2018 The Chesapeake Bay Touch Tank is by far the most popular destination year round at the VLM. While most of the museum’s exhibits are welcoming to all ages, the Touch Tank is the destination where kids and kids-at-heart can enjoy and understand…