• A quiet summer walk through the Marching Bear Group of effigy mounds

    Effigy Mounds

    National Monument Iowa

Volunteer

National Park Week / Earth Day Take Pride In America Volunteers at Effigy Mounds.
National Park Week / Earth Day Take Pride In America Volunteers at Effigy Mounds.
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Current Volunteer Opportunities

 
Volunteer Neil Rettig and (Rare) Harpy Eagle During HawkWatch Weeeknd

Volunteer Neil Rettig and South American Harpy Eagle During HawkWatch Weekend.

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About the VIP Program at Effigy Mounds National Monument

Call Effigy Mounds at 563-873-3491 ext. 251
Link to a Volunteer Application

Volunteer opportunities available include interpretation (presenting park tours and public programs), curatorial, maintenance, resource management, and park administration.

Depending on which division you would like to volunteer with, skills are varied. Please check with the Volunteer Coordinator for additional information. Previous experience is not required.

Volunteers are an integral part of the Monument staff throughout the year. Experience is sought and / or offered though these opportunities:

Performing uniformed or costumed interpretation and demonstrations.
Assisting at the information desk.
Documenting & maintaining historic resources, including artifacts, buildings, and documents.
Native prairie maintenance, plant population studies and exotic plant removal.
Computer and hard copy filing of park records.

For more information regarding Effigy Mounds National Monument volunteer program, please contact the Park Volunteer Coordinator at 563-873-3491 Ext.251 or e-mail..
 
VIPs With Bags of Garlic Mustard.

Volunteers With Bags of Garlic Mustard Collected at Effigy Mounds

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To view more NPS volunteer opportunities, go to:





Link to a Volunteer Application

Did You Know?

Ellison Orr Map of Marching Bear Group - Effigy Mounds N.M. Collections

Ellison Orr was 92 years old when Effigy Mounds National Monument was dedicated. The Monument owes much to his accurate maps, and careful cataloguing of hundreds of sites and artifacts. Orr died in 1951, leaving most of his personal collection of manuscripts, artifacts, and samples to the monument.