Volunteers Make a Difference at LCVA

Each year, hundreds of people from the Farmville community and just as many Longwood University studentsmake outstanding and important contributions to the LCVA, offering their time, effort, and expertise.  The LCVA and the communities in the nine counties it serves benefit tremendously.

Volunteer opportunities vary from weekly commitments to service on standing committees to one-time occasions, assisting with a particular event or project.

Others are welcome to join in the vibrant work of the LCVA, with tasks ranging from manning the front desk to preparing for family workshops to arranging flowers. State workers are granted up to sixteen hours of paid leave per year to assist nonprofit groups like the LCVA. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the LCVA at 434-395-2206.

To begin volunteering at the LCVA: fill out an on-line application form.

Active volunteers: log in here

To learn more about the LCVA: read about Volunteer Positions at the LCVA


Volunteer Positions


Gallery Attendant
Gallery Attendants are in charge of greeting guests to the Center and monitoring the galleries during open hours. Hours are flexible but because of necessary training volunteers are asked to make a regular commitment

Office Assistants
Office Assistants help assemble mailings throughout the year as well as help with filing and photocopying. Hours are determined on an as needed basis and are flexible.

Education Assistants
Education Assistants help the Museum Educator assemble materials for workshops, classes and the Kids’ Activity Room. Education Assistants also volunteer to help during Community Workshops and for school Tours which entails working with children at art making stations. Hours are determined on an as needed basis and are flexible.

Preparation Assistants
Preparation Assistants help the Preparator construct walls, pedestals and other constructed elements for the exhibitions as well as move heavy objects and paint walls and pedestals. Preparation assistants must have experience with power tools and construction as well as have physical strength. Hours are determined on an as needed basis and are flexible.

Special Projects
There are many opportunities to help with projects at the Center. Through the year the Center creates window displays and other community projects that need the assistance of a great many volunteers. Hours are determined on an as needed basis and are flexible.







Longwood Center for the Visual Arts 129 North Main Street Farmville VA 23901 434 395 2206