Volunteering at the Apothecary Museum

Looking for something different and fun to learn? Interested in the history of medicine and herbs? Enjoy working with the public? Then you'll love volunteering as a tour guide at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum.

Page updated on Oct 2, 2021 at 12:49 PM

Docent giving tours of the historic retail spaceVolunteering 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

The Apothecary Museum hosts one to two volunteer training classes per year. To receive information about the next class in 2022, please submit a volunteer application. 


Apply Now

Interested in volunteering? Submit a volunteer application to receive an invitation to the next training class. 


Volunteer Benefits

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. 

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