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.

Volunteer needs vary throughout the year and as various opportunities arise, they are posted here in the “How Can I Help?” section.

How Can I Help?

Current Volunteer Opportunities at the MSV are listed below. If you are interested in helping with any of the activities, please send an email to the MSV staff contact listed at the end of the position descriptions.

Volunteers Are Needed for the Friday, September 9 Gardens at Night Outdoor Concert
Give us a few hours and enjoy Gardens at Night—featuring the Robbie Limon Band—once your duties are completed (music is from 7–9 p.m.)! Volunteers may bring a guest to the concert for free. These positions require the ability to stand and walk for the two-hour period designated (walking is on hard surfaces outdoors).

Ticket Reminder Volunteer
Time: 4:45–6:45 p.m.
Location: New MSV Entrance Circle
Duties include welcoming guests and reminding them to “please have your tickets ready.”

Garden Gate Volunteer
Time: 4:45–6:45 p.m.
Location: Glen Burnie Gardens Entrance
Duties include welcoming guests to the Gardens, counting attendance with a “clicker,” and providing garden maps to guests.

Fire Lane Volunteer
Time: 5–7 p.m.
Location: near the stage in front of the MSV building
Duties include welcoming guests, reminding guests they cannot place their chairs on the road in front of the stage as it is a fire line, and informing guests that they are allowed to stand and dance on the road in front of the stage.

To volunteer in any of the above capacities at the September 9 Gardens at Night concert, please contact Josh Huff, MSV community programs & events manager at or 540-662-1473, ext. 208.


Volunteer Training

MSV volunteers may be asked to participate in an orientation to campus safety and security, a building and campus overview (total approximately three hours), in addition to training for tasks as assignments are made. Volunteers participate based on the MSV’s schedule of programs, events, garden activities, and administrative needs.