• Dogwoods in bloom during the spring

    Fort Raleigh

    National Historic Site North Carolina

Volunteer

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site Needs You! We need your time and your talents…as a volunteer. Interested in meeting people from all over the world? Want to learn about the fascinating beginnings of our country? Do you like sharing what you know with an interested audience? Would you enjoy working in an office that is surrounded by countless stories including early colonization, the Civil War, the Freedmen’s Colony and radio experimentation? Then you should become a National Park Service VIP (Volunteer-In-Parks) at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. Below are just a few descriptions of our volunteer opportunities. For further information or to become one of our very valuable volunteers, call Park Ranger Rob Bolling at (252) 473-5772 x156.

Volunteer Opportunities

Visitor Education: Greet and introduce visitors to the site; answer visitor questions; operate audiovisual and public address equipment related to the park orientation video and announcements in the facility; use the telephone for administrative and visitor information reasons; monitor and report safety concerns; receive and report lost or found items; monitor and keep informational brochures stocked and available to the visiting public; and other duties of similar nature.

Provide Formal Presentations: Conduct formal presentations and informal talks about the park’s stories; conduct related activities for kids; perform demonstrations in conjunction with special events, programs, and exhibits; offer feedback and discover ways to make the park’s interpretive operations more efficient; engage in research and critical inquiry; and use public address system and operate video equipment.

Conduct Administrative Duties: Perform administrative tasks such as filing, stuffing envelopes, Xeroxing, reviewing text, maintaining records, answering correspondence, and maintaining school and tour group reservations.

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

 

Volunteering at the National Park Service Outer Banks Group
At the National Park Service Outer Banks Group, 590 volunteers who donated 32,232 hours work side-by-side with National Park Service employees at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Community VIPs may work on weekdays, weekends, mornings, or afternoons with a minimum of four hours per week. Volunteers provided park housing or a trailer pad work a minimum of 32 hours per week for 6 weeks. The schedule and amount of time worked will be negotiated. Training for all duties is provided. Uniforms are provided for volunteers who work with the public. Volunteer to be a part of our staff, which serves over 3 million visitors each year!

Did You Know?

The 190 Wright Glider, Wright Brothers National Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial, the location where Wilbur and Orville Wright flew the first successful powered flights on December 17, 1903, is located only a few miles northeast of Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. More...