There are a variety of volunteering opportunities available at Amazement Square, and you can pick the areas that best highlight your special talents. The best part is the ability to create your own schedule and give as little as three hours per shift.
Exhibit educators work with Museum Educators to help museum visitors explore and understand hands-on, interactive exhibits in eight multidisciplinary galleries. Shifts are available Tues-Sunday during operating hours.
Exhibit maintenance volunteers will assist with exhibit preparation and maintenance. Duties may include cleaning exhibit environments, touch-up painting, or skilled exhibit fabrication. This is a wonderful opportunity for creative carpenters! Shifts are available Monday-Friday from 9am- 5pm
Program volunteers assist with the museum’s regular programming which typically fall on Saturday afternoons. Volunteers are needed to interact with museum visitors, assist with set-up, facilitation, and clean-up of the program. This a great volunteer position for high school or college students!
Public relations volunteers will assist in the assembling and/or distribution of promotional materials in the Lynchburg region. Volunteers for distribution must have a valid driver’s license and a mode of transportation. Shifts occur periodically through out the year.
Special events volunteers participate in the museum’s outreach, educational, or fundraising events such as the Museum After Dark, Amazing Mile Children’s Run, Ugly Bug Ball, and Children’s Holiday Festival.
Kidz Warehouse Gift Shop
Museum shop volunteers will assist the shop manager in keeping the Kidz Warehouse stocked and organized. Volunteers may also be asked to assist guests with purchases from finding products to meet their needs to checking them out at the register. This would be a great experience for students who plan to run their own business! Shifts are available Tuesday-Sunday during operating hours.
For information on upcoming orientations or if you have any questions please call (434) 845-1888.
Preliminary Volunteer Application
If you are interested in volunteering at Amazement Square, please send an email to Amanda Fortner containing the following information:
1. Name, address, day and evening phone numbers.
2. Place of employment or school currently attending.
3. Dates and times you are available to volunteer.
4. List and describe volunteer events in which you have participated, and your specific role at these events.
5. List any skills or interests you feel would complement your qualifications as an Amazement Square volunteer.