• Interior Water Color of Ford's Theatre

    Ford's Theatre

    National Historic Site District of Columbia

Volunteer

Very Important People

Volunteering is an American tradition that has made an immeasurable contribution to communities, organizations, and individuals throughout the country. Today's volunteers are active, dynamic, creative individuals who possess the skills, desire, patience, and time to accomplish a wide variety of tasks.

Volunteers-In-Parks are Very Important People (VIPs)! In Fiscal Year 2005, 137,000 volunteers donated 5.2 million hours to your national parks at a value of $91.2 million. VIPs come from all over the world to help preserve and protect America's natural and cultural heritage for the enjoyment of this and future generations. Volunteers of all ages give of their time and expertise to help achieve the National Park Service mission.
VIP Program Mission

The National Park Service

Volunteers-In-Parks Program (VIP) was authorized by Public Law 91-357 enacted 1970. The primary purpose of the VIP program is to provide a vehicle through which the National Park Service can accept and utilize voluntary help and services from the public. The major objective of the program is to utilize this voluntary help in such a way that is mutually beneficial to the National Park Service and the volunteer.

Volunteers are accepted from the public without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.

For more information regarding Ford's Theatre National Historic site volunteer program, please contact the Park Volunteer Coordinator by phone at 202-426-6924 or e-mail us

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Did You Know?

Fords Theatre

Ford’s Theatre re-opened its doors as a live performance venue in 1968. In celebration and honor of President Lincoln’s love of theatre, our park partner, the Ford’s Theatre Society, produces several shows each year.