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ORGANIZATION: Virginia Holocaust Museum

  • 67 people are interested

The Virginia Holocaust museum is looking for docents! Docents are volunteers who lead tours for groups through the museum.

What we are looking for in docents:

  • Must be comfortable with public speaking
  • Have interest in history, education and human rights
  • Can dedicate 2-3 hours weekly (weekdays preferred)

We also appreciate volunteers for museum events when needed. Volunteers for events would be needed for things like greeting and directing guests, checking coats, etc. If you are not looking to be a docent yet are still interested in volunteering at VHM please also consider reaching out to us.

We would also love volunteers interested in gardening! We have a small Memorial Garden here at the museum and would love assistance gardening this Spring. Please reach out if this is of interest to you, thanks!

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About Virginia Holocaust Museum


2000 E. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23223, US

Mission Statement

The Virginia Holocaust Museum (VHM) views its primary mission as educating the world-wide community about the historical and personal realities of the Holocaust. Through its permanent exhibitions, the Museum remembers the atrocities of the Shoah, the sacrifices of its victims, the bravery of its heroes, and the courage of the Survivors. The Museum’s commitment to Tolerance Through Education, encapsulates its goal to combat bigotry, anti-Semitism, racism, prejudice, and hatred, with knowledge and equality.


The Museum was founded in 1997, in an effort to preserve and educate people on the atrocities of the Holocaust, and modern Genocides. Within three years of its opening, the increasing number of visitors particularly from area middle & high schools, the Trustees & Staff began to research of potential spaces for further organizational growth and development.

In 2001, the Virginia General Assembly proposed the donation of the former American Tobacco Company building, in the Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom district, with the goal of creating a museum dedicated to education, and the preservation of Survivors’ experiences. After nearly three years of restoration and reconfiguration, in 2004, the expanded Museum opened on East Cary Street.

The VHM has since embraced an active role not only across Virginia but also on a regional level. Our educational successes include the creation of a requirement to teach the Holocaust in accordance with the Virginia Standards of Learning; our flagship educator development workshop, the Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute (TEI); and providing both guided tours, and educational resources to Mid-Atlantic States.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Education & Literacy
Race & Ethnicity
Advocacy & Human Rights, Education & Literacy, Race & Ethnicity


We'll work with your schedule.


2000 E. Cary StreetRichmond, VA 23223



  • General Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Landscaping
  • Gardening
  • History


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours weekly, weekdays preferred.

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