Current Volunteers: Click HERE to log in to our Volunteer Portal.

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering at the Virginia Quilt Museum! As a small, private museum, we could not keep our doors open or our programs running without tremendous volunteer assistance! 

Each day, our volunteers perform meaningful, essential tasks and proudly represent the Virginia Quilt Museum to the public. Our volunteers truly are our best ambassadors and our best advertising.

Read on to learn about our different volunteer positions.
We bet at least one is a good fit for you!

Front Desk (taking admissions, answering the phone, making shop sales)
Gallery Docent (assisting visitors with general questions, enforcing exhibit gallery rules)
Landscaping (planting flowers, mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, etc.)
Administrative (filing, data entry, preparing mailings, etc.)
Special Events (putting out signs, greeting guests, cooking, etc.)
Community Ambassador (distributing museum rack cards, bookmarks etc. in your home region)
Curatorial (folding quilts, sewing on quilt sleeves, researching quilt history, etc.)
Outreach (attending festivals, fairs, quilt shows etc. on behalf of the Museum)
Graphic Design (designing advertisements, logos, flyers, etc.)
On-site Quilter (assisting with quilting demonstrations)
Youth Educator (helping seek or host field trips, school presentations, etc.)
Adult Education (helping arrange or assist with group tours, quilting classes, etc.)
Exhibits (hanging quilts, proofing exhibit labels, etc.)
Photographer / Videographer (documenting museum events, taking photos and videos for website, etc.)
Technology (troubleshooting of museum computers, printers, etc.)
Facilities (painting, plumbing, and other building work)
Writer (writing posts and articles for museum's newsletter, website, blog, etc.)

TO APPLY to be a VOLUNTEER at the VQM, 
please either complete our online application, or print and return a hard copy application to:

The Virginia Quilt Museum
301 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Our volunteer coordinator will review your application and contact you for an interview within 3 weeks. 

*Note: If seeking community service hours for class or court, please note that we require a minimum commitment of 50 hours and take a maximum of 2-3 students at a time. 

*Note: If seeking a student internship, do not fill out the above online volunteer application. Please call the Museum at (540) 433-3818 and ask for Kim or email director@vaquiltmuseum.org to discuss your possible placement.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Virginia Quilt Museum!



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