• Colonial Boston Map, Faneuil Hall and the Charlestown Navy Yard skyline


    National Historical Park Massachusetts


VIPs Alice and Barry

Volunteers Alice and Barry

Volunteers play an important role at Boston National Historical Park. In 2011, they contributed more than 15,000 hours of their time! Volunteers work in all areas of park operations and help achieve park goals by providing visitors with excellent customer care. Without volunteers, we simply could not accomplish all that we do.

Volunteers staff our visitor centers, give orientation, and welcome groups. Volunteers can assist at our many annual and commemorative events. They give programs or perform clerical and administrative duties. Other volunteers work in research, collections, and curatorial services. Volunteers who work as interns and service learners gain on the job experience while fulfilling educational requirements.

In partnership with the USS Cassin Young Association, volunteers perform ship maintenance and give special tours aboard the World War II destroyer, USS Cassin Young. The 1812 Marines have joined us to celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. American Revolution enthusiasts volunteer year round and help with the park's main interpretive themes.

If you are interested in volunteering at Boston National Historical Park, please call our Volunteer-in-Parks Program Office at 617-242-5222. You may also click here to be contacted or send an e-mail directly to ethan_beeler@nps.gov.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Did You Know?

Colonial Boston Docks

Owning a shop to sell sewing supplies was one of the few occupations available to women in 18th century Boston. Many women were widowed by the French & Indian War and supported their families by working in the sewing trades. By 1770 over 70 shop-owning women in Boston were called "She-Merchants."