Volunteer at Locust Grove

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 Beth Williams.

Long Range Volunteer Opportunities: Training for these positions requires a one to two year commitment.

Visitors' Center
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 is welcomed.

Other Volunteer Opportunities:

Flower and Herb Garden
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 convenience.

Afternoon Lecture Series
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.

Summer Camps
Volunteers assist camp leaders in craft activities for children 6-12 years. Camps are held in June and July of each summer.

Book Sale
Our twice-yearly used book sales require volunteers to assist with sorting, set up, and selling.

Special Events
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 Beth Williams.