The Council

Serving VMFA as Volunteers since 1955

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The Council is a diverse organization of volunteers.


The Council is a volunteer organization, and as a requirement of Council membership, members must be VMFA members and contribute their time on a regular basis. Annual membership dues are paid directly to The Council (not the museum). 

For VMFA membership options, call 804.340.1520 or visit

Council Membership dues are $75 per year; however, dues are prorated during the first year for new members:

  • Membership dues are $75 for new members who join from July 1 through December 31.
  • Members who join from January 1 through March 30 pay only $30 until the membership renewal period begins on April 1 at which time the full membership dues amount is paid for the following fiscal year.
  • Members who join from April 1 through June 30 pay $75, which includes membership for the new fiscal year, July 1 – June 30.

New members attend an orientation meeting, select an opportunity for volunteer service, and receive training accordingly. An assignment typically requires 6 hours per month. 

You may complete an online application and pay online by clicking Here,

Or, if you prefer, you may print a paper Membership Application, complete it, and mail it to The Council address at the end of the application with your check made payable to The Council of VMFA. Click Here  to view and print the application form.


The Council works with VMFA to identify needs and develop volunteer opportunities. Different opportunities may be available when you join The Council. For a more detailed explanation of the opportunities below, click here. Assignments typically require six hours of service per month. Pursue your area of interest!

Council Service to VMFA:

Visitor Services

Entrance Ambassadors (Ask Me Ambassadors)

Atrium Ambassadors (Museum Ambassadors)

School Group Ambassadors (School Group Greeters)

VMFA Event Ambassadors

Conservation & Collections

Gallery Care Assistants


Youth & Family Program Assistants

Floral Arranging

Hirschler Flower Atrium Display

Fleurs de Loo

Luncheon Centerpieces

Library of VMFA

Project Assistants

VMFA Membership Calls Assistants

Sculpture Garden Assistants


Sales Floor Assistants

Tour Guide Services

Gallery Tours

Council Operations:


Council Handbook/Directory





Registration & Dues

New Member Welcome & Orientation

Technology Services to The Council

Technology Team

Council Membership Enrichment Programs:

Event & Trip Planning

Fine Arts & Flowers 2024 All members will be called on to participate and assist with a variety of activities to support The Council’s signature fundraising event to benefit VMFA


    Tel: 804.340.1591

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