• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities for Project Work

Antietam National Battlefield is looking for volunteers to assist with group projects throughout 2015. In order to accommodate those who would like to volunteer for a few hours or a day, specific dates have been selected along with work projects. Check out the dates and descriptions below and contact the individual project coordinator to sign up, as once the designated number of volunteers is reached, the project will close.

March 28, 2015: Participate in the Civil War Trust Park Day. Forty volunteers are needed to assist with the spring cleanup of the Antietam National Cemetery and the Mumma family cemetery. Working with park staff, volunteers will rake and gather leaves and pickup twigs and limbs that have fallen over the winter. This work will assist the park in preparing the cemeteries for the start of the mowing season. Tools will be provided but please bring gloves. To sign up please contact project coordinator, Rick Schriever at 301-432-6035 or e-mail him as the number will be limited to 40 individuals. Work from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. A special interpretive program will be offered at 1:30 pm for interested volunteers.

March 28, 2015: Participate in the Civil War Trust Park Day. Thirty volunteers are needed to assist with preparing the Rohrback Group Campground for the camping season. Working with park staff, volunteers will repair and paint picnic tables, mulch camp sites, trim tree lines, gather tree limbs and other debris and haul and stack firewood. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves. To sign up please contact project coordinator, Debbie Cohen at 301-432-2243 or e-mail her as the number will be limited to 30 individuals. Work from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. A special interpretive program will be offered at 1:30 pm for interested volunteers.

April 25, 2015: 30 volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of work projects on or near the Sherrick Farm. Working with park staff, volunteers may cut vegetation, repair fence, remove sections of fencing, and assist with other tasks. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves. To sign up please contact project coordinator, K.C. Kirkman at 301-432-7893 or e-mail him as the number will be limited to 30 individuals. Work from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

August 29, 2015: 30 volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of work projects in recognition of National Park Service Founder's Day. Working with park staff, volunteers may paint structures, clean headstones in the National Cemetery, assist with landscape projects or vegetation control. To sign up please contact project coordinator, Jane Custer at 301-432-7893 or e-mail her as the number will be limited to 30 individuals. Work from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

September 24, 25, 26, 2015: 15 volunteers are needed each day to assist with a variety of work projects in recognition of National Public Lands Day. Working with park staff, volunteers may be painting or whitewashing structures, cleaning headstones in the National Cemetery, assisting with landscaping and vegetation control or other projects. To sign up please contact project coordinator, K.C. Kirkman at 301-432-7893 or e-mail him as the number will be limited to 15 individuals per day. You may sign up for all three days or just one day out of the three. Work from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm each day. Please plan to bring a sack lunch to eat in the field.

Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals

The park occasionally has volunteer positions for individuals looking for something more long term. For those positions please contact Christie Stanczak, Volunteer Coordinator at 301-432-5124 or e-mail her.

Volunteer Documents


You can fax it to 301-432-4115 or mail it to:

Antietam National Battlefield
Volunteer Coordinator
P.O. Box 158, Sharpsburg, MD 21782.

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