• 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

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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?

Image of O.O. Howard from the New York Historical Society's Civil War Treasures Collection

Did you know that a number of U.S. Army generals served at Fort Vancouver NHS’s Vancouver Barracks early in their careers? The list includes Generals Oliver O. Howard, George C. Marshall, Ulysses S. Grant, George B. McClellan, Phillip Sheridan, William T. Sherman, Omar Bradley and George Pickett. More...