VDM Volunteer Application
The Virginia Discovery Museum is always looking for caring and enthusiastic volunteers, ages 13 and older, to help enrich the lives of children in our community. We depend on more than 300 volunteers each year who generously donate their time to help the Museum run smoothly.
Front Desk & Gallery Volunteers (Shifts: 2-3 Hours/Week):
Work at the front desk or assist in the exhibit galleries and in weekly educational Drop-In programs during regular Museum hours (9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.).
Drop-Off Program Volunteers (Shifts: 2-4 Hours on Select Days of the Week):
Assist with educational Discovery Workshops for children 4 and older (4:15-5:15 p.m.), Makers Series for children 6 and older (4:15-5:15), Day-Off Camps for children 4 and older (9:00-3:00), and/or Date Night Drop-Offs for children 3 to 10 (5:30-8:30 p.m.).
Birthday Party Volunteers (Shifts: 2-4 Hours on Select Evenings, Saturdays, or Sundays):
Assist with standard and themed birthday parties and private facility rentals (times vary).
Event Volunteers (Shifts: Vary by Event):
Assist with annual Museum events like Kid*Vention, Discovery Dash, Boo Bash, and/or Santa Pancake Breakfast.
Exhibits & Maintenance Volunteer (Shifts: Vary by Project):
Assist with building and maintenance projects on new and existing exhibits.
If you have any other special skills to contribute towards creating a wonderful Museum experience for our visitors, please let us know. We look forward to working with you!
Date of Birth
Middle School Student
High School Student
Reference (Name, Phone Number, and Relationship)
Must be someone other than a relative.
Have you ever been convicted of or pled guilty to any criminal offense other than a minor traffic violation?
If yes, please explain:
Experience & Interests
Interests & Hobbies
Why are you interested in volunteering at the Museum?
What volunteer position(s) are you interested in?
Front Desk Volunteer (18 & Older)
Gallery & Drop-In Program Volunteer (15 & Older)
Drop-Off Program Volunteer (13 & Older)
Birthday Party & Facility Rental Volunteer (13 & Older)
Event Volunteer (18 & Older)
Exhibit & Maintenance Volunteer (18 & Older)
What is your volunteer availability?
Regular shift(s) during the week
Regular weekend shift(s)
On a need basis
What day(s) are best for you?
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