Volunteer & Unpaid Internship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the Library of Virginia as a volunteer or intern. Strong community partnerships are valuable resources that help the Library of Virginia carry out its work. We welcome the support.

If you are interested in volunteering to make historical documents more accessible, please visit Making History. There are several ways to participate, from transcribing or indexing on From the Page to correcting OCR text on Virginia Chronicle. We host two transcribe-a-thons each month, one virtual and one in-person, where you can learn more. For any questions about volunteering on digital projects, please contact us at makinghistory@virginiamemory.com.

Students enrolled in a college or university program may serve here as interns for course credit, while any member of the community may serve as a volunteer. We will assess all interested candidates’ education, background, and interests to determine the best fit.

The Virginia Shop is also looking for volunteers to help support our daily operations. This volunteer position is excellent for someone who is interested in retail, working with the public, government studies, or promotion of Virginia authors and artists! If you are interested in this opportunity, please email shop@thevirginiashop.org for more details and look here

Benefits of Being a Volunteer or Intern for the Library of Virginia

Please contact the volunteer coordinator at (804) 692-3586 or nancy.epperly@lva.virginia.gov if you have any questions.


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