Become a Fort Donelson Volunteer!
Many volunteer opportunities exist at Fort Donelson National Battlefield. In 2011, over two hundred and seventy five volunteers worked independently and alongside park employees in interpretive services, living history, maintenance projects and natural resources. These individuals play an important role providing services that support our park mission.
We look for dedicated, reliable individuals who are able to work a flexible schedule that may involve weekdays, weekends, morning, or afternoon.
One trailer pad for personal travel homes is available for resident volunteers who are required to work 32 hours per week for 6 weeks, pending approval of the park superintendent.The schedule and amount of time worked will be negotiated to benefit the park and the volunteer.
Training for most positions is provided. Uniforms are provided for Visitor Center assistant, Interpretive assistant and maintenance volunteers who work with the public. For more information about the Fort Donelson NB volunteer program, please contact the Park Volunteer Coordinator.
Did You Know?
There was a significant enslaved population in Stewart County, TN, before and during the 1862 battle. After the Union victories at Forts Heiman, Henry and Donelson, many freedom seeking slaves sought refuge at these forts, even establishing a community near today's Fort Donelson National Cemetery.