Do you want to give back to the park that gives so much? Have you ever thought of volunteering your time and talent with the National Park Service (NPS)? Become a steward of the park by joining the Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (NHS). Volunteers are essential in helping the us connect visitors to America's national treasures.
The mission of the Frederick Douglass NHS is to preserve the final home of Mr. Douglass and to teach about his extraordinary life. The site is looking for that special volunteer that likes interacting with people from all over the country and around the world. This volunteer would help manage the Visitor Center operations, assist with tours of the home, and assist with educational programs and special events. Volunteering at the Frederick Douglass NHS gives you an opportunity to meet other volunteers and make new friends. Come join us and be a part of the puzzle that creates a big picture.
Youth under 18 may be VIPS provided they have the written consent of their parent or guardian. Your company or organization can volunteer as a group for special events or adopt an area of the park to take care of; if you have the time we have a place for you!
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Volunteers in action
Did You Know?
Family was a big part of Frederick Douglass' life at Cedar Hill. By the 1890s his four surviving children (a fifth had died as a baby) all lived in Washington, D.C. Between them they eventually gave Douglass twenty one grand kids, filling the halls of Cedar Hill with noise and activity. Douglass can be seen here with his grandson Joseph, who went on to become a famous violinist.