Volunteers support Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown in many ways throughout the year. Volunteers help to greet and orient museum visitors, interpret in the galleries and lead orientation tours, assist interpreters in the living history areas, help gift shop customers, provide support for special events, conduct visitor research, maintain and sail the Jamestown Settlement ships, accomplish curatorial and clerical projects, and work behind the scenes to support the museums in many other ways. Volunteer opportunities abound.
Museum Docents Will Be Needed
The Foundation will be in need of docents for both Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown when we are back in full operation! The shifts include:
- 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The most needed days will be Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and weekends.
A variety of docent opportunities can include:
- Assisting visitors as they tour the galleries, answer questions, and engage visitors in interactive experiences using the museum gallery exhibits.
- Can also lead gallery tours or share exciting historical and museum information with visitors while manning an indoor hands-on learning station.
- Lead orientation tours of the outdoor living history areas at Jamestown Settlement.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation when we return to full operation, please click on and complete the Volunteer Application below and return it to the address listed on the application or by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Summer Camp Registration Now Open and Extended!
Youth can have the ability to help with summer programming. By clicking on the application below you will be able to get a chance to join! All applications can be sent to email@example.com.
In return for donating their time:
- The Foundation’s core volunteers receive complimentary admission to Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown for themselves and their family
- 20% discount at the Foundation’s museum gift shops
- 50% discount at the Foundation’s cafes
- And so much more.