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

    Fort Vancouver

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Volunteer

About the Volunteer-In-Parks (VIP) Program

Volunteer opportunities at Fort Vancouver, the McLoughlin House, and the Vancouver National Historic Reserve are as diverse as the programs and resources of the park.

History and archaeology buffs, carpenters, artists, students, gardeners and many more people have found in the park a place to share their skills. Each volunteer's contribution makes a big difference!

 
Volunteers enjoy a program at the annual recognition event

The park celebrates volunteer contributions at a recognition event each year.

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The park includes an array of resources unparalleled in the National Park System. Extensive archaeological collections, reconstructed and historic buildings, engaging programs and special events, historic trails, stunning landscapes, as well as lesser known but equally remarkable places. It is a park like no other.

Do you see your dream job? Do you want to know more about volunteering in the park? If you have special skills or want to learn some, give us a call. All volunteers receive orientation and training. Come and join us!

Dig deeper...

  • If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, the first step is to complete an application form and submit it to Kimm-Fox Middleton. Click here to download an electronic copy.

  • For more information regarding the park's volunteer program, please contact Kimm Fox-Middleton, the Park Special Events & Volunteer Manager, at (360) 816-6243 or e-mail her by clicking here.

  • To view the latest copy of Volunteer News, the park's volunteer newsletter, click here.

  • To view this year's Volunteer-in-Parks Program Calendars, including dates and times of get-togethers and training sessions, click on one of the documents below:

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Did You Know?

Key from the collection at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Did you know that Fort Vancouver National Historic Site functions as a research center for many of the British Hudson’s Bay Company's sites, curating collections from Fort Vancouver, Fort Colvile, Fort Nez Perces, and Bellevue Farm? More...