• Image of the reconstructed stockade at Fort Vancouver and Pearson Air Museum looking northeast from the Land Bridge.

    Fort Vancouver

    National Historic Site OR,WA

Application Process

Candidate applications may be sent any time throughout the year. Completed packets of application, student request letter, and letters of recommendation should be delivered in one complete packet. Please, applications sent via fax or e-mail will not be accepted.

Packets or folders should be mailed to:

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Youth Volunteer Training Program (Young Engagé/Dame School)

612 E. Reserve Street

Vancouver, WA 98661

Or hand delivered to:

Vancouver National Historic Reserve Visitor Center

1501 E. Reserve Street (Officers Row)


  • October 1st - Completed candidate applications must be submitted by this date.
  • October / November - Training for Adult Aides begins. The Student's Invitation packet includes an invitation for adults from the candidate's family to participate as an Aide, which is based on needs of the program and an interview.
  • November - Invitation package sent to accepted candidates.

 

Did You Know?

An HBC beaver trap from the collection at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

As the fur trade-era depot and headquarters for the Hudson's Bay Company's Columbia Department, did you know that over 61,000 animal pelts were shipped from Fort Vancouver to England in 1843 alone? This and many other stories are interpreted at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. More...