For almost 60 years volunteers have been leading guests through the hallowed rooms of Wilton and making them feel welcome during Wilton’s many events. The need for volunteers is greater than ever before. With the increase in public awareness of Wilton, and the growing popularity of our public programs, events, and school tours, that need is growing, too. Volunteers willing to take on just about any task are regularly needed at Wilton. Volunteers can regularly be seen greeting guests, helping with large mailings, and even painting faces at our summer concerts. If you are interested in helping around Wilton please let us know. Submit a completed Volunteer Application to join the team today.
Contact us by email or at (804) 282-5936 to find out more.
How you can help:
- Lead tours of Wilton
- School tour guide
- Special programs and events
For our volunteers, benefits include:
- 10% Discount in the Museum Gift Shop
- Complimentary admission to Wilton House Museum (plus 2 guests)
- Complimentary admission to
select museum-sponsored programs and events
- Complimentary pass for two
to Richmond-area attractions
- Special preview of exhibitions
- Regular fellowship events
(including annual holiday party)
- Monthly newsletter mailing
- Volunteer Appreciation Program
Becoming a Tour Guide
Leading guided tours at Wilton is one of the greatest gifts we receive from our volunteer guides. For as few as 4 hours a month, being a guide at Wilton can be rewarding to both visitor and guide. Guides receive all of the above mentioned benefits, plus regular training and interpretation updates. Previous knowledge of Wilton and its history is not required, only your desire to learn and lead. If you would like to know more about becoming a guide, or have any questions about leading tours, please contact us.