This application is for adult volunteers 18 years of age or older and those applying with a Junior Volunteer [please note name of junior(s) in Availability section].

Please be sure to fill out as many parameters as possible to ensure faster processing of your application.

Contact Information

Demographic Information

This information is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.

About You

Why do you want to volunteer or intern at the Virginia Living Museum? What do you hope to gain from this experience?

Previous Experience

Have you ever participated in volunteer work? If yes, please list the organization and dates of service. 


Please list any skills, certifications, or qualities you possess that would be an asset in the museum environment.


Are you a member of the Virginia Living Museum?

Please list the position(s) you prefer:

List your top 3 positions, starting with the one that most interests you. See list of available volunteer positions and descriptions here


Please list two (2) professional references. 


Please indicate the days and times you are available to volunteer.

Emergency Contact

Applicant Certification and Code of Conduct

I certify that the above information is complete and true to the best of my knowledge and authorize the Virginia Living Museum to contact references listed above concerning my work experience. I understand that the discovery of any misrepresentation or omission of the facts in this application may be cause for my immediate dismissal.

As part of their volunteer role, all volunteers may be photographed at any time. Virginia Living Museum volunteers are active advocates and representatives for the Museum and therefore, agree to any photography/videography of their person while performing volunteer service.

  • I agree to work my entire volunteer shift as scheduled, to conduct myself professionally, and follow safety procedures. 
  • I understand that if I cannot make a volunteer shift, it is important to notify my department supervisor with at least 48 hours of notice and sign out via the volunteer online portal. 
  • During my scheduled volunteer shift, I agree to follow directions.
  • I understand that I am responsible for reviewing all materials given to me at my interview, orientation, and training, if accepted into the program.
  • I know that I represent the museum, and I promise not to engage in any activity that may cause harm to the animals, museum, others and/or myself.
  • I understand that failing to observe the above protocols will result in disciplinary action and can result in my dismissal from the volunteer program.