Volunteer at the Children’s Museum!

Volunteers make a difference!

Limited in-person volunteering and internships at the Children’s Museum are available as we continue to limit the number of people in the Museum space. COVID-19 protocols are being followed with all volunteer opportunities. Applications will continue to be accepted.

Read a story, tidy an exhibit, play with a parachute — the opportunities are endless when you volunteer at the Children’s Museum! Along with the joy and fulfillment that comes from helping children learn, our volunteers enjoy professional skill development and work experience. Plus, we have flexible hours to suit almost any schedule.

Volunteer Roles:

  • Art Studio Assistant
  • Brand Ambassador and Outreach Assistant
  • Book Bank Assistant
  • Data Entry Assistant
  • Education Programs Assistant
  • Spanish Translation Services
  • Visitor Experience Assistant

Seasonal Opportunities:

Seasonal, one-time volunteer opportunities include Folk Fest, 2nd Street Festival, annual galas, and Legendary Santa. Information and links for these opportunities will be posted when available.

Who Can Volunteer?

Junior Volunteers: Students as young as 14 are welcome to volunteer at the Museum. Join us as an Exhibit Buddy, Art Studio Assistant, and at Special Events.

Adult Volunteers: Volunteers 18 and up. Join us as an Exhibit Buddy, Art Studio Assistant, at Special Events, or in our offices. Do you have a special skill you want to share? Let us know!

Family Volunteers: Children 11 and up are welcome to volunteer at the Museum with an adult. Help us in the Museum as an Exhibit Buddy, Art Studio Assistant, and at Special Events

Group Volunteers: Is your group looking for a community service opportunity? We invite your corporate, business, or community groups to volunteer for half day or full day projects. All group members must be at least 14 years old.

Skill-Based Volunteers: Are you a professional or retired professional looking to give back to your community? The Children’s Museum is looking for skills-based volunteers to utilize their talents and make a difference in the lives of the children that we serve.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Youth Volunteers must be at least 14 years old
  • Family Volunteers must be at least 11 years old and accompanied by an adult
  • Volunteers over the age of 18 are subject to a Background Check
  • Volunteers are expected to volunteer at least 24 hours per year

New Volunteers

New volunteers can click on the button below to fill out a volunteer application. Should the Children’s Museum have open volunteer opportunities and your qualifications match, you will be contacted for next steps.

Current Volunteers

Current volunteers can log into HandsOnRVA.org to find new volunteer opportunities at the Children’s Museum. Also watch out for monthly emails with updates about volunteering!