Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Virginia Museum of Transportation, handling tasks in all areas of the Museum’s daily operations. Below is just a sample of various jobs our volunteers do. If you are interested in volunteering or interning, or if you have a special skill or interest, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator by email.
History Intern: Seeking college students or other volunteers for oral history collection and transcription, historical research and exhibit development.
Special Events: Helps with all aspects of special events from planning and publicity to event day logistics management.
Docent/Tour Guide: Study and retain a thorough knowledge of the Museum’s collection highlighting historical relevance and significance to Virginia’s transportation heritage. Lead guided tours of the museum grounds, OR Work exclusively in one or more of the Museum’s galleries to answer questions and provide supplemental information to Museum exhibits and artifacts.
Admissions Assistant: Sell admission tickets to patrons, providing them with maps to the Museum. Answer any questions patrons may have about Museum services, exhibitions, or other programs. Provide physical assistance to patrons requesting it. Keep records of admissions, including tickets sold, numbers, and visitor origin.
Museum Store Assistant: Actively sell merchandise and Museum memberships. Answer any questions customers may have about merchandise, or pricing. Keep records of sales, including cash, checks, and charge cards. Assist in stocking shelves, cleaning, and setting up new displays.
Facilities Assistant: Tasks vary with assignments, but can include dusting exhibits, replacing light bulbs, cleaning floors and windows, and other general maintenance tasks.
Education Assistant: Experienced educators are needed to help lead tours, develop programs, and coordinate with schools, preschools, home school, and other groups.