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Be a Gallery Helper at Virginia Discovery Museum

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Virginia Discovery Museum

Virginia Discovery Museum

Do you enjoy helping children and their families learn together in a fun, engaging environment? Did you spend time at the Virginia Discovery Museum as a child and want to give back to the next generations? Looking for a volunteer opportunity that allows you to be a kid again? Then you may be the perfect fit to be a Gallery Volunteer!

Virginia Discovery Museum is back open to the public, and we are looking for helpers to maintain the galleries, help prep and run fun programs, assist with birthday parties, and keep the museum running each day. This position is full of opportunity to socialize with families from all over the Charlottesville community and beyond. Volunteer regularly and you’ll probably recognize our members and get to know the best way to have fun and learn with our exhibits. Ages 14 and older.

Museum hours are Monday through Saturday 9:30am-5pm, and open for reserved parties on Sunday. Shifts are 2 hours minimum. All volunteers are required to be vaccinated against Covid and masked at all times.

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



  • Event Management
  • Child Development
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hour weekly shifts; flexible.

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