• The legendary battle between Confederate guns and US ironclads at Fort Donelson, February 14, 1862.

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

Fort Donelson NB Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteers are essential to the success of National Parks.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

VISITOR CENTER ASSISTANT, Activities: Visitor Information, General Assistance

Dates: Volunteers are always welcome for this opportunity.

INTERPRETIVE ASSISTANT, Activities: Tour Guide/Interpretation, Visitor Information, Dover Hotel, General Assistance

Dates: April 1, 2013-September 30, 2013, although we always welcome volunteers for this opportunity.

MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEER, Activities: Construction/Maintenance, Trail Maintenance, Weed/Invasive Species Control

Dates: Always welcome.

Do you have an idea on how to help the park? Please share your idea with us. Your time and talents are appreciated.

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

Did You Know?


On February 16, 1862, Confederate General Simon B. Buckner surrendered Fort Donelson to Ulysses Grant. Several years later, Buckner would serve as the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In 1885, he would serve as a pallbearer to his old friend Ulysses Grant.