The volunteer program provides a wide range of volunteer opportunities, from A to Z; from archaeology to zoology, and all of the letters in between. Volunteers work at the Orientation Center and Education Center/Museum information desks, assist children at Hands on History, assist historical character interpreters, work in the gardens and greenhouses, provide administrative assistance, and conduct major mailings. Volunteers participate in almost all special events including the Washington birthday weekend, Colonial Days, the Spring and Fall Wine Festivals, The 4th of July, Colonial Market and Fair, Fall Harvest Family Days, Our American Girl, Veterans’ Day, Mount Vernon by Candlelight, and Christmas at Mount Vernon. There is no minimum or maximum number of hours volunteers must contribute. A period of orientation and study is required.
For further information call 703-799-8687 or 703-799-6898. Volunteers normally must be sixteen years of age or over, or if under sixteen be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Unfortunately, we have few opportunities for the under sixteen set.
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.