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The Virginia Discovery Museum is a resource for all children of our community. Children learn best in an inclusive environment where our differences are celebrated. As it has done for the past three decades, VDM will continue to serve the interests, needs and abilities of children of all backgrounds. We are committed to enabling our community's youngest members to play and learn together in a joyful, safe, and loving environment.

Support VDM


Enrich the Lives of Our Community’s Children

Volunteers play an invaluable role in helping the Virginia Discovery Museum fulfill its mission through their time and talents. From interacting with visitors and making their experiences fun and memorable to keeping exhibit spaces clean and safe to assisting with educational programs and community events, volunteers are vital to creating a Museum that is engaging and accessible to all. VDM is always looking for caring and enthusiastic individuals, ages 13 and older, to join our volunteer team and help enrich the lives of children in our community, and the Museum depends on more than 300 volunteers who generously donate more than 4,000 hours annually.


Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Free Museum Admission Passes
  • Meet New People
  • Free Parking
  • School Service Credit
  • Valuable Training & Work Experience
  • Positive Contribution to Our Local Community


Volunteer Positions:

  • Front Desk (18 & Older; 2-3 Hours/Week)
  • Gallery & Drop-In Programs (15 & Older; 2-3 Hours/Week)
  • Drop-Off Programs (13 & Older; 2-4 Hours on Select Dates)
  • Birthday Parties & Facility Rentals (13 & Older; 2-4 Hours on Select Saturdays, Sundays, or Evenings)
  • Community Events (18 & Older; Shifts Vary by Event)
  • Exhibits & Maintenance (18 & Older; Shifts Vary by Project)


Apply Online

For additional information, please call (434) 977-1025 x102 or email Volunteer applications are also available in person at the Museum or for download.