• Stone Cottage at Val-Kill

    Eleanor Roosevelt

    National Historic Site New York

Volunteer

Looking For Volunteers For A New Val-Kill Exhibit

The National Park Service is recruiting for volunteers to work in the Stone Cottage at the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site. The new exhibits, focus on Eleanor Roosevelt's early political life and her associations with politically active women in the 1920's and 1930's, as well as Val-Kill Industries and her life at Val-Kill during FDR's lifetime.

Volunteers are needed to welcome visitors to the Stone Cottage and be available to answer questions as visitors enjoy the self-guided exhibits. The park is looking for people who are willing to commit at least 4 hours a day each week.

The exhibit opens on May 31, 2014.

If you have questions please call Franceska Macsali-Urbin at 845-229-6214.

VIP Application - Please download and mail (not email) to:

Margaret Laffin
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS
4097 Albany Post Rd
Hyde Park NY 12538

 
Volunteer conducting tour of the FDR Greenhouse

Volunteer conducting tour of the Roosevelt Greenhouse

NPS

Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site

Volunteer Opportunities

Have you ever wanted to work at a National Park assisting visitors? Does early 20th century history fascinate you? Do you like leading tours and giving public presentations?

If any of the above intrigues you, consider becoming a volunteer. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available at Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites including:

Visitor Services/Interpretation

· Assisting the interpretive staff conducting tours in the FDR home, Val-Kill, or Vanderbilt Mansion, and on the grounds.

· Assisting the interpretive staff at the visitor center information desks answering questions, and providing information about the park and surrounding area.

· Assisting the interpretive staff in "backing up" large tour and school groups.

Education Volunteers

  • If you would like to be an education volunteer please call Education Specialist, Susanne Norris at 845-229-9115 Ext 2029.

Train Volunteers

  • If you are a person interested in history, and riding trains, there are opportunities available to volunteer with the National Park Service's Trails to Rails program. Volunteers ride on Amtrak trains presenting programs to riders.

Garden Volunteers

· If you enjoy working outdoors, and are interested in gardening, there are opportunities available to volunteer with the Beatrix Farrand Garden Association or the Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association.

Volunteers work as part of a team along side park staff upholding the high standards of the National Park Service. Candidates should want to learn more about the history of the sites. Information given out must be accurate and clear. The park will train and assist you.

For more information about becoming a volunteer, please contact the park volunteer coordinator at 845-229-7770 or by email.

Did You Know?

Fala

Fala, was the famous Scottish Terrier of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. His real name was Murray the Outlaw of Fala Hill.