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Front Desk Volunteers needed at Virginia Discovery Museum

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Virginia Discovery Museum

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Virginia Discovery Museum

The Virginia Discovery Museum is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to work at our front desk 2 hours each week. Consistency and reliability is especially important for our Front Desk Volunteers, as you will be the first person welcoming visitors into our space. Be the face of the museum as we welcome over 70,000 visitors annually, 11% through our Sponsored Admission Program, which eliminates financial barriers to entry. Form relationships with our regular VDM members and let out-of-towners know what you love about C'ville! We can’t wait to meet you.


M-F 9:30-5:00

Shifts are 2 hours minimum. Volunteers are required to be vaccinated against Covid and masked at all times. Visitors over the age of 2 will also be masked.

Skills Needed:

  • comfortable socializing and helping visitors of all ages and backgrounds
  • light multitasking
  • training in operation of front desk point of sales system

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Bring educational play to our community
  • Joyful, collaborative environment
  • Meet new people
  • Valuable sales and register experience
  • Free admission passes and parking
  • Low physical demand

If you or your volunteer group are interested, please contact us by filling out the form on, or email Gallery Manager Jade Dickinson at if you have any questions.

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About Virginia Discovery Museum


524 E. Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22902, US

Mission Statement

The Virginia Discovery Museum fosters intellectual curiosity and development for all children of our community.


The Virginia Discovery Museum is a hands-on children's museum for youth to enjoy learning and playing with their families. In addition to permanent child-based exhibits for visitors to explore, the Virginia Discovery Museum also holds a number of educational programs and special events throughout the year. With the Sponsored Admission program developed in collaboration with local schools, social service agencies, cultural institutions and governing groups, VDM aims to be a resource for as many families in the Charlottesville community as possible.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


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524 E. Main St.Charlottesville, VA 22902



  • Office Reception
  • Customer Service
  • Transactions
  • Community Outreach
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours weekly or biweekly

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