Get involved today!


Thank you for your interest in being a Volunteer at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV). The MSV is now accepting applications for Administrative, Collections, Education Department, Gardens and Grounds, and Special Event Volunteers. If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by an MSV manager.


Volunteer Program Application Form

(Cell or Home)
Street Address(Required)















Volunteer Position Preference

Which type of volunteer position do you prefer?(Required)





Employment

Professional and Personal References

Please provide two personal or professional references.

Skills and Background

Final Agreement(Required)




Help us make a difference in the community we serve


Volunteers at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley play an important role in fulfilling our mission of preserving and enriching the cultural life and heritage of the Valley. Share your time and talent as an Administrative Volunteer, Education Department Volunteer, Garden and Grounds Volunteer, or Special Events Volunteer. If you love to learn and enjoy interacting with people, the MSV is the place for you!


Benefits


• 10% discount in the Museum Store
• Participation in volunteer training programs and previews of new exhibitions
• Participation in the annual Volunteer Events
• Lots of Fun!

If you are interested in volunteering at the MSV please complete our online Volunteer Application Form. For more information about the Museum’s Volunteer program, contact Director of Education Mary Ladrick at 540-662-1473, ext. 224.



Volunteer in more ways than one


Administrative Volunteer

• Description: Work in various MSV administrative departments. Duties may include scanning, organizing, filing, mailings, research, and other projects as needed under the direction of the department manager. Administrative Volunteers participate on a schedule coordinated with department managers.

• Qualifications: Good organizational skills; some bending or stooping may be required.

Collections Department Volunteer

• Description: Work on projects related to objects and artifacts as needed and determined by Collections staff, such as data entry and assisting with the archaeological collection.

• Qualifications: experience and/or interest in working with collections in a museum setting; good organizational skills

Education Department Volunteers

• Description: Education Department Volunteers assist museum educators with youth and adult programs. Activities include checking in program participants, organizing material for craft programs, assisting with school and adult tour groups, and helping with summertime youth outdoor events and programs.

• Qualifications: Ability to communicate and work comfortably with the public, including children; ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time, walking on hard surfaces, indoors or outdoors; desire to work with the public of all ages.

Garden and Grounds Volunteer

• Description: Gardens and Grounds Volunteers help keep the MSV gardens beautiful by weeding, removing spent blooms from plants, watering plants in containers, planting annuals and perennials, picking up garden debris, and assisting staff in larger garden projects like pruning and mulching. Garden volunteers will be assigned specific days on which to work based on their availability.

• Qualifications: The ability to bend, kneel, pull, lift and carry up to 35 pounds

Special/Community Events Volunteer

• Description: Special Events Volunteers Assist at indoor and outdoor events taking tickets, distributing guest wristbands, assisting with parking, and registering guests, among other activities. This is a great opportunity to enjoy events or concerts while helping!

• Qualifications: The ability to stand and walk for long periods of time; walking on hard surfaces, indoors or outdoors; desire to work with the public of all ages.



Share your talents and learn new things


Volunteer training includes an orientation to campus safety and security, a building and campus overview (total approximately three hours), and training for tasks as assignments are made. Volunteers participate based on the MSV’s schedule of programs, events, garden activities, and administrative needs. All volunteers are invited to periodic talks throughout the year to be updated on MSV activities, receive a bi-monthly newsletter, and are invited to participate in annual volunteer events.

If you are interested in volunteering at the MSV please complete our online Volunteer Application Form. For more information about the Museum’s Volunteer program, contact Director of Education Mary Ladrick at 540-662-1473, ext. 224.