Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Children's Museum of Richmond volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.

We ask all volunteers to commit to a minimum of 2 shifts a month for at least 6 months. Typically, each volunteer shift is 2 hours long.

*Please note that the museum does not offer court mandated service opportunities.

Contact Information


CMoR is open 9:30-5 seven days a week, hours can vary during special events. Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.

Areas of Interest

Please choose the location where you would be interested in volunteering. Below, please let us know which areas of the museum you would be interested in.

Education / Employment Information

Personal Interests

Please let us know about your skills, hobbies, special interests, and any honors or awards you have received.

Previous Experience

Please describe any prior experience that you have had working with children.

Why do you want to volunteer at CMoR?

Does your school, job, or any other program you are participating in require volunteer hours? If so, how many hours are required?

How did you hear about us?

Please let us know how you found out about this opportunity.


Please list 2 unrelated people who are familiar with your qualifications that we may contact.

Emergency Contact Information

Please provide us with information of who to contact in case of an emergency. At least one emergency contact MUST be someone who can be available within 30 minutes of contact in the event of an emergency or other unforseen circumstance.

Background Check

CMoR performs background checks on all prospective volunteers and interns. If you have been convicted of an offense other than a minor traffic violation and/or juvenile offense, please provide details below. Failure to disclose convictions will automatically disqualify your application.

This volunteer opportunity does not qualify for court mandated community service.

Notification and Agreement

By checking the box below I certify that all answers given by me are true, accurate and complete. I understand the falsification, misrepresentation or omission of fact on this application (or any other accompanying or required documents) will be cause for denial or immediate termination regardless of when or how discovered. I also agree to immediately notify the Children’s Museum of Richmond (“CMoR”) if I should be convicted of a crime while my application is pending or during my period of volunteer service.


Questions regarding this application should be directed to This application will be given every consideration, but its receipt does not imply that the applicant will be accepted.


It is the policy of CMoR to afford equal opportunity to all volunteer applicants without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, expunged juvenile records, or pregnancy, and to afford equal opportunity to disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, and individuals with a disability and any other characteristics protected by Federal, State, or Local Law. CMoR is committed to a drug/alcohol free workplace and prohibits any form of harassment.


I authorize any person, school, current employer, past employer(s), and organizations named in this application to provide the CMoR with any information and opinion request in connection with my application, and I release such persons and organizations from any legal liability in making such statements.


I shall not be considered an employee for any purpose, and no health, accident or workmen's compensation insurance, nor any type of employee benefits, shall be provided for me by CMoR.


I understand that information obtained through my work as a volunteer may be considered privileged or proprietary information of CMoR. I agree to keep all such information confidential except to the extent disclosure of such information is expressly authorized and directed by an official of CMoR. In particular, I agree to make no statements or release any information about CMoR to any news media except as expressly authorized by CMoR.


I hereby release CMoR and their respective agents, representatives, trustees, officers, employees and volunteers (the "Released Parties") from any and all liability whatsoever arising out of any damage, loss or injury to me or my property incurred as a result of my volunteer activities for CMoR. I further agree to indemnify, save and hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all losses, damages and liabilities for indemnities, contribution or otherwise with respect to any and all property damage, personal injury and/or death incurred in connection with my volunteer activities, as might be asserted by a third party (defined as any party other than the Released Parties or me). My estate shall hold harmless CMoR and their respective agents, representatives, trustees, officers, employees and volunteers from any claims or actions by my relatives or legal representatives based on my death or injury as a result of my volunteer activities.


I acknowledge that CMoR might from time to time take photographs of its volunteers during various museum programs and activities and that such photographs might be used in museum brochures and advertising (the "Photographs"). I further acknowledge that as a result of my volunteer work and/or presence at the any of the CMoR premises, my image might from time to time be included in the Photographs. I hereby authorize CMoR and its agents to take, use, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute any and all Photographs that include my image and to create derivative works based upon all such Photographs.


I understand that this application does not create a contract for my volunteer service. I understand that if accepted, I am obliged to comply with any and all current and subsequently adopted policies. I understand that if accepted, my volunteer service may be dismissed at any time for any reason, with or without notice. I understand that no person is authorized to change any of the terms mentioned in this application.