Volunteers assist the staff at Fort Necessity in many ways. Many Fort Necessity staff members have responsibilities at Friendship Hill National Historic Site, giving interested volunteers and interns unique opportunities to expand their experience.
Volunteer and Intern Positions at these parks include:
Interpretation/Guide –Fort Necessity/Friendship Hill
Education Aid – Fort Necessity/Friendship Hill
Technological Aid-Fort Necessity/Friendship Hill
Library Aid-Fort Necessity/Friendship Hill
Administrative Aid – Fort Necessity
Resource Management Aid – Fort Necessity/Friendship Hill
Curatorial Aid - Fort Necessity/Friendship Hill
Maintenance Aid-Fort Necessity/Friendship Hill
Training of interns and volunteers may consist of formal classroom training and/or on the job informal shadowing of experienced volunteers and rangers. Black powder training is usually held the first week of June.
You may download and print a volunteer application here. Please return completed applications, with references, to: Volunteer Coordinator, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, 1 Washington Parkway, Farmington, PA 15437.
If you prefer, you may complete an on line application by clicking on the "FORT NECESSITY NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD" link below.
For further information call: 724-329-5512 or 724-329-5473.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Project Weed WhackThe National Park Service is a proud member of the Southern Laurel Highlands Plant Management Partnership. This group is working together to help protect native plant and animal species by controlling the spread of non-native species that compete with native plants. Click here for more information. To learn how to participate, contact the Natural Resource Management Specialist at Fort Necessity National Battlefield via e-mail or at 724-329-5812.
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