• The village of Appomattox Court House from the west, the McLean House is on the right.

    Appomattox Court House

    National Historical Park Virginia


Volunteer In Parks (VIP) Warren Taylor gives a village tour.

Volunteer In Parks (VIP) Warren Taylor gives a village tour.

NPS Photo

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park (APCO)! This award winning Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program (volunteer Sue Cochrane was the winner of a 2012 George and Helen Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service for the Northeast Region) continues to develop. With over 20 part-time volunteers, which does not include the Boy/Girl Scout History Trail program, interns, living history groups and short term out-of-state VIPs, the park accumulated 9,400 volunteer hours in 2013 (fiscal year).

Volunteer and internship positions are available in every division. Group and special projects, including potential Eagle Scout projects are also available. With your help we can make Appomattox Court House NHP better than ever. For a better understanding about the entire National Park Service and its volunteer and internship programs please visit http://www.nps.gov/volunteer/.

Appomattox Court House NHP is located three miles outside the town of Appomattox. Click here for printable "take along directions." To learn more about the area, activities and entertainment close to the park view these websites.

The Town of Appomattox

City of Lynchburg

Virginia State Parks

National Parks Units in Virginia

For more information about volunteering at Appomattox Court House NHP contact:

Alyssa Holland

1-434-352-8987 ex. 234 e-mail us.


Volunteers are one of the parks more important commodities. Here are a collection of photographs from activities theses volunteers have participated in over the years at Appomattox Court House NHP. If anyone has old pictures for this webpage or has an interest in volunteering at any of our events please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.


Current Volunteer Opportunities


Did You Know?

Field's uniform coat (left) James Field (right) ca. 1880, when he was President of the Virginia Baptist Convention *image courtesy VBHS

Major James Field, of A.P. Hill's staff, surrendered at Appomattox. Field served in the Mexican War, helped to write the 1st Constitution for the State of California and ran for Vice President of the United States in 1892. (Field's Confederate frock coat is at Appomattox Court House NHP)