The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association Volunteer Program was established in 1992 to provide assistance to the Association in achieving their mission to preserve and protect the home and heritage of George Washington.

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, or email to 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. 

For the past year and more we have had more volunteers than we can gainfully employ. To solve this problem, prospective volunteers have been placed on a waiting list that could delay your call for three months, more or less. After being called you will be asked to go through a largely self-guided orientation period which may take you two to four days.

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