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Jamestown SettlementYorktown Victory CenterWilliamsburg, VA 23187


Volunteer museum docents for Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center are currently needed for the following shifts - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. or 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. or 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., 7 days/week.

Docents are responsible for:

- Leading outdoor orientation tours

- Supporting special exhibits by leading related interactive activities

- Assisting visitors as they tour the regular galleries, answering questions, and engaging visitors in interactive experiences using the museum gallery exhibits.

The Foundation offers a comprehensive staff training program that includes lectures, tours, demonstrations, and skills training that amply equip volunteer docents for any role they choose. In return for donating their time, the Foundation's core volunteers receive complementary admission to Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center for themselves and their family; 20% discount at the Foundation's museum gift shops; 50% discount at the Jamestown Settlement Cafe, and other benefits. For information about the docent program or other volunteer opportunities, call 757-253-4034 .


  • General Education
  • Customer Service
  • History
  • People Skills
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Anthropology

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 16 hours/month
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