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The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design

  • 1 person is interested
The Branch Museum

The Branch Museum seeks volunteers to assist in the care and maintenance of its gardens and facilities. tasks will be seasonal in nature and may include yard work and light custodial duties such as:

  • weeding plant beds and bricked walkways
  • mowing
  • trimming
  • raking
  • shoveling snow
  • picking up trash

Children and teens under the age of 18 will only be accepted if they are accompanied by an adult family member or guardian during the time they are on-site.

This opportunity is not appropriate for service groups seeking a one-time service opportunity. An ongoing commitment is required.

Supplies are provided, however, for yard work it is preferred if volunteers can provide their own work gloves.

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About The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design

Location:

2501 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220, US

Mission Statement

The Branch elevates awareness of the transformative power of architecture and design.

Description

Architect John Russell Pope’s Tudor-Revival design for prominent financier John Kerr Branch resulted in a 27,000-square-foot residence featuring eleven levels; a chapel-like studio; and fireproofing by means of concrete floors and masonry walls. With its long gallery, great hall, commodious library and dining room on the main floor, the house, completed in 1919, provided ample space for displaying the Branches’ extensive collection of European tapestries, textiles, and furnishings.

Pope also designed the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the National Archives, and the West Wing of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., as well as Richmond’s Broad Street Station (now the Science Museum of Virginia). His residence for the Branch family is the only individual Monument Avenue building listed on the National Register of Historic Places and awarded landmark status by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the City of Richmond.

In 2003, the Virginia Center for Architecture Foundation purchased the landmark Tudor-Revival mansion designed by John Russell Pope, one of America’s major architects. This museum on Monument Avenue, serving the Commonwealth, expands exponentially the Foundation’s ability to provide exhibitions and programs to educate and entertain Virginians and visitors, and transforms it from its beginnings as a scholarship fund to a public cultural institution.

Arts & Culture

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

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

(37.55821,-77.46823)
 

SKILLS

  • Landscaping
  • Gardening
  • Housekeeping
  • Janitorial Maintenance

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 10
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers who can regularly commit to 2-4 hours of work biweekly are preferred. We are seeking an ongoing commitment, not seekers of a one-time service opportunity.
  • Physical requirements will vary according to task, but typically require kneeling, standing, climbing, negotiating stairs, lifting objects up to 50 lbs.

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