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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!

Ten Years of Volunteer Recognition

The Virginia Living Museum’s Volunteer Recognition Banquet is an annual event which celebrates the time and effort donated by hundreds of volunteers each year. This Friday, August 23rd, we continue this long tradition with our annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet! During the banquet, we honor volunteers…

Pop-Up Station Celebration!

The Virginia Living Museum began our Pop-Up Discovery Station program last year with the assistance of an educational grant along with the time and effort of both staff and volunteers. The grant was made possible through a partnership with Dominion Energy.  The portability of pop-up…

SharkZone Opening May 11th!

“As a young boy, I was very interested – as I still am – in all sorts of adventure and exploration. I thought about being an astronaut, a dinosaur scientist, or marine biologist, but I clearly was drawn to the ocean and to the water.”…

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…