Volunteering at the Apothecary Museum
We ask for a minimum monthly commitment of 3-6 hours (the equivalent to approximately one tour shift per month) and offer a very flexible schedule. Our volunteers work the “front lines,” giving tours to the walk-in visitors, school groups, and/or special event guests that come year-round. Volunteers are needed weekdays and weekends both during the day and in the evening. The museum does involve some limited stair climbing.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about other volunteer opportunities at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator or call the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum at 703.746.3852.
Current COVID protocols require volunteers to be vaccinated and to wear a mask while in the museum.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer tour guides lead 40-45 minute tours of the
Apothecary once an hour during regular museum hours as well as provide tours
for private groups. Once certified as a tour guide, volunteers are asked to
cover a minimum of one shift per month.
The next Apothecary tour guide training class runs September 25 through November 6. Training includes two in-person workshops (Sept. 25 and Nov. 6), four virtual trainings, and a commitment to studying and developing your tour individually. Tour guides are certified by successfully completing a tour review with staff.
Interested in volunteering? Submit a volunteer application to receive an invitation to the next training class.
Current volunteers receive free parking during their shifts and a discount in the museum shop. Volunteers also receive free reciprocal admission to other museums in Alexandria and throughout the region. Ongoing professional development opportunities are provided about Alexandria’s history, the museum’s history specifically, and interpretation and public speaking techniques.