Volunteering at The Lyceum

The staff of The Lyceum is small, yet we offer many activities and programs that enable the public to enjoy Alexandria's history. Many of these activities are volunteer-staffed--can you help us? The Lyceum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Most of our volunteer opportunities take place during our weekday opening hours. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator about opportunities available on other days.

Page updated on Jan 4, 2017 at 1:31 PM

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

A Visitor Services volunteer at The Lyceum's front desk.Visitor Services volunteers staff the front desk of The Lyceum and provide basic greeting and orientation to our guests. On different days this might involve discussing the exhibitions, answering questions, giving directions, collecting admission fees, offering restaurant and shopping suggestions and directing telephone calls to museum staff members.

The Lyceum's Museum ShopMuseum Shop volunteers assist visitors in the Shop. The Lyceum Museum Shop is well-stocked with a variety of merchandise that is fun, educational, and beautiful.

An exhibtion at The LyceumCollections Care and Research volunteers assist The Lyceum's Curator in developing new exhibitions and maintaining the collection of more than 5,000 objects. They also conduct independent research projects.

A volunteer Museum Teacher leads a school program.Museum Teachers are volunteers who help with The Lyceum's student programs, primarily held on weekday mornings. Volunteers lead walking tours of Old Town and facilitate programs exploring reproduction objects and our museum galleries for preschool to middle school aged students.

Fill out an Application

If you can help us with any of these activities, please call The Lyceum’s Volunteer Coordinator at 703.746.4994 or fill out the  Volunteer Application .

There are similar opportunities awaiting you at many other sites in Alexandria, such as Fort Ward Museum, Alexandria Archaeology, Gadsby's Tavern Museum, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary, and the Alexandria Black History Museum.  You may apply to volunteer at those museums and others through the Office of Historic Alexandria  Volunteer Opportunities Page.