Locust Grove volunteers are essential to the daily operation
of the site.
If you would like to be part of this vital
volunteer corps join us for the next two-hour orientation
session (held quarterly). A review of the daily management
and mission of Locust Grove will be presented with a
detailed description of the variety of volunteer opportunities.
Whether your interests are gardening,
history, research or retail Locust Grove needs you!
Call 897-9845, or email Mary
Long Range Volunteer
Opportunities: Training for these positions requires
a one to two year commitment.
Volunteers assist in taking admissions, operating the
museum store, answering the phone and greeting visitors.
Volunteers complete a 6-to 8-week training course (one
day a week) in order to qualify to conduct tours at
Locust Grove. Many docents train in crafts of the period
and give costumed demonstrations. Prior experience or
knowledge is not required, but an enthusiasm for history
Other Volunteer Opportunities:
Flower and Herb
Volunteers work with the staff gardener in weeding,
planting and maintaining the flower beds, herb garden
and quadrant gardens. Volunteers must initially meet
with the staff gardener but can arrange to work at their
The Afternoon Lecture is held the first Wednesday of
each month. Volunteers work from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00
p.m. preparing the dessert buffet and cleaning up after
the lecture. Time spent cooking at home is included
in volunteer service.
Volunteers assist camp leaders in craft activities for
children 6-12 years. Camps are held in June and July
of each summer.
Our twice-yearly used book sales require volunteers
to assist with sorting, set up, and selling.
Volunteers assist in taking admissions, baking, concessions,
parking, set up and clean up for weekend events such
as the Gardeners' Fair, Antiques Markets, and Market
Fair. Events are held once a month April thru July and
September thru December.
If you are interested in volunteering
at Locust Grove please call 897-9845, or email Mary