Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers support Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown in a variety of ways throughout the year. 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 Needed

Both Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown are always in need of docents during museum hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, primarily Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and weekends. Shifts include:

Docent opportunities include:

If you are interested in volunteering with the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, please click on and complete the Volunteer Application below and return it to the address listed on the application or email it to ovs.volunteer@jyf.virginia.gov.

Download the Volunteer Application.


Registration for Youth Volunteer Summer Programs Now Open

Youth have the opportunity to support summer programming at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Volunteers can assist with Summer History Camps, engage in the Games Academy or join the Junior Docent and Junior Interpreter programs. Click here to access and view an informational flyer with more details on each JYF Youth Volunteer Summer Program.

Those interested are encouraged to click on and complete the Youth Volunteer Summer Program Application below. All applications are due May 3, 2021 and can be sent to ovs.volunteer@jyf.virginia.gov.

Download the 2021 Youth Volunteer Summer Program Application.


Volunteer Benefits

In return for donating their time, volunteers receive a variety of benefits: