Volunteering is an American tradition that over the years has made immeasurable contributions to communities, organizations, and individuals throughout the country. Volunteers are vital to fulfilling the mission of the National Park Service (NPS), providing critical help in conserving our nation's most treasured places, providing public access and education, and ensuring that these places survive and thrive for generations to come.
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site offers a variety of meaningful volunteer opportunities at Fairsted. Find one that is a good fit for your background, interests, and personality. As a small site, there are opportunities to develop connections with our professional staff, our stories, and our physical resources. We utilize volunteers in our visitor services and public programming, our curriculum-based programs for local schools, and occasionally for help in maintaining our historic grounds. There may also be other types of opportunities that come up from time to time.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
How to Apply
Click links above to apply for Current Opportunities on volunteer.gov. Or, share the nature of your interest and availability with us by emailing Mark Swartz.Internships
In addition to our classic volunteer positions, the park can work with you to customize an internship or practicum that helps you achieve your goals while making a meaningful contribution to park programming and operations. Visit our Internships page to learn more.
Did You Know?
The Olmsted firm designed the US Capitol Grounds. The firm also worked on the Jefferson Memorial, White House, and the Mall.