• Photo by: Max Kandler

    Fort Davis

    National Historic Site Texas

Volunteer

INTERPRETATION & VISITOR SERVICES

  • Interpretation: Duties include helping at the Visitor Center desk and/or being a living history interpreter/docent wearing reproduction 19th-century attire provided by the park. Required reading is mandatory for all visitor service positions.
  • Library: Assisting with research projects, indexing microfilmed historical records, and cataloging books, photos, or maps.
  • Resource Management: Duties include hiking nature trails, litter removal, and looking for signs of safety hazards or vandalism.

ADMINISTRATION

  • Clerical assistance: Typing, filing, copying, collating, stamping/stuffing envelopes, performing computer-related tasks.

CULTURAL RESOURCES

  • Curatorial Assistants: Activities involve working with park museum collection and assisting the curator.

To view more NPS volunteer opportunities, go to www.nps.gov/volunteer or www.volunteer.gov/gov

Did You Know?

Photo of William R. Shafter.

The legendary and mythical character of “Pecos Bill” is based on the life of William R. Shafter. Lt. Colonel Shafter took his men on exhausting expeditions in search of raiding Indian bands in the arid region of West Texas near the Pecos River. He commanded Fort Davis in 1871-72 and 1881-82.