Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Whether your interests are gardening, history, research or retail Locust Grove needs YOU!

Locust Grove volunteers are essential to the daily operation of the site. If you would like to be part of this vital volunteer corps contact us for more information.  A review of the daily management and mission of Locust Grove will be presented with a detailed description of the variety of volunteer opportunities.


Long Range Volunteer Opportunities

Training for these positions requires a one to two year commitment.

Visitors' Center

Volunteers assist in taking admissions, operating the museum store, answering the phone and greeting visitors.


Volunteers complete a training course to conduct tours at Locust Grove. Docents can also train in crafts of the period and give costumed demonstrations. Prior experience or knowledge is not required, but an enthusiasm for history is welcomed.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Flower and Herb Garden

Volunteers work with the staff gardener in weeding, planting and maintaining the flower beds, herb garden and quadrant gardens. Volunteers must initially meet with the staff gardener but can arrange to work at their convenience.

Afternoon Lecture Series

The Afternoon Lecture is held the first Wednesday of each month. Volunteers work from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. preparing the dessert buffet and cleaning up after the lecture. Time spent cooking at home is included in volunteer service.

Summer Camps

Volunteers assist camp leaders in craft activities for children 6-12 years. Camps are held in June and July of each summer.

Book Sale

Volunteers work to sort and organize books donated throughout the year. Volunteers also assist with set up and selling books at the sales that are held twice-yearly, in March and August. Book sale volunteers must attend a training session beforehand.

Special Events

Volunteers assist in taking admissions, baking, concessions, parking, set up and clean up for weekend events such as the Gardeners' Fair, Antiques Markets, and Market Fair. Events are held once a month April thru July and September thru December.

For questions about volunteering, please contact Kaitlyn Tisdale - ktisdale@locustgrove.org.


Internships are offered annually based on need. For information about open and upcoming internships, please contact Kaitlyn Tisdale at ktisdale@locustgrove.org for application requirements and openings.