Volunteer With Us!

Giving your time through volunteering is a great way to help make an impact. Volunteer positions are sometimes available with our outreach and educational programs and occasionally with specific research programs. Volunteer positions will be posted when they become available.


At this time, there are no open volunteer roles. Please check back at a later date.


The requirements for each volunteer position vary, but general requirements for all VIMS volunteers are below.

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Complete safety training with VIMS Safety Office before conducting any work as a volunteer
  • Complete required volunteer paperwork (check-in form liability waiver, provide emergency contact information)
  • A volunteer position may require you to commit to certain number of hours, such as two hours per week, 15 hours per year, or more regular hours during a certain timeframe (summer, specific sampling period, etc.)

For general questions about volunteering at VIMS, please contact Kristen Sharpe at [[v|knsharpe]] or (804) 684-7069.