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The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design2501 Monument AvenueRichmond, VA 23220


A preeminent design museum housed in an architectural treasure, we are both a destination and a resource for the investigation of form and function. As a docent, you will lead house tours about the architectural history of the Tudor Revival style house completed in 1919. Training is provided and learning is on-going.


  • Connections to others with shared interests in architecture and design
  • An opportunity to meet and interact with a wide variety of visitors
  • An opportunity for continuing education in subjects related to architecture and design
  • Personalized docent name badge
  • 10% discount in museum shop
  • Free admission to special events at The Branch (based on availability)
  • Quarterly social events for docents, interns, and volunteers
  • Annual event to honor docents, interns, and volunteers
  • Earned membership
An ideal volunteer will have:
  • A desire to fulfill the mission of The Branch Museum: "To reveal the inherent beauty of the created form and space, igniting a passion for design."
  • Enthusiasm for history and museum interpretation
  • Excellence in customer service
  • Clear and succint public speaking
  • The abillity and willingness to serve as museum ambassador in the community
  • A professional appearance and attitde


  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Customer Service

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Minimum 3 months
  • Attend docent training as required; Commit to a regular volunteer schedule

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