Bring History to Life by Volunteering

Henricus volunteers play an essential role in inspiring and engaging people across our region, and we are always on the lookout for dynamic and energetic people who want to be a part of our team.


 Volunteers help

  • greet and orient museum visitors
  • assist historical interpreters in the living history areas
  • serve customers in the gift shop
  • provide support for special events
  • help with administration
  • work behind the scenes in many other ways

Volunteer Benefits

  • Complimentary family admission to the living history museum
  • 15% discount in the gift shop
  • Invitation to our special events
  • Opportunity to make new friends and bring history to life for thousands of people each year


At Henricus Historical Park, we appreciate our volunteers!

For more information about joining the all-volunteer Henricus Militia or to request a volunteer application, please contact us at (804) 748-1611 or


Volunteer Opportunities

Please join us! We invite you to explore our many volunteer opportunities and discover the right volunteer program for you.

Gardens & Horticulture

Lend us your green thumb! Henricus nurtures plants in a greenhouse and across our 32-acre site in Virginia Indian, kitchen, physic and flower gardens. If you love plants, this is the opportunity for you!

1611 English Citie & Virginia Indian Site

Step back in time and assist our living historians and educators by demonstrating Virginia life in the 17th-century. Our volunteers are highly trained and enjoy a special camaraderie with our full-time staff.

Animals & Habitats

Goats, chickens and a pig reside at Henricus and all of them need love and attention. If your calling is with animals, please help our staff care for them and share their unique stories with our guests.

Visitor Center Docent

Visitor center docents are the first and best source of information for our guests. Greeters introduce all that Henricus Historical Park and the Dutch Gap Conservation Area have to offer.

Special Events

Volunteer at one or as many events at Henricus as your schedule permits and know that you are brightening the lives of the families who attend.