• 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

Youth Volunteer Programs

At Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, we design and operate our Youth Volunteer-In-Parks (Y-VIP) Programs to empower participants to:

  • Create an environment allowing for a meaningful experience and a pathway to stewardship for public lands including national parks.
  • Achieve life skills that can be applied as a volunteer at Fort Vancouver or in their everyday lives.
  • Seek a path to higher education and professional career development.
  • Serve as role models for the communities in which they live.
  • Enjoy connecting -- and helping others connect -- to a national park!
 

Click on one of the links below to learn more about the numerous opportunities for youth volunteers at Fort Vancouver!

 
 
 
Intern practicing a fire lighting demonstration

Interns

 
Youth volunteers planting in the garden

Maintenance & Garden

 
volunteers from Truman Middle School staff a table at a park special event

Groups & Partners

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...