Support Your Park
"Volunteering is great because I learn something new every day about history and the National Park Service. I would recommend volunteering to all that love history and working with people."
-VIP Britt Brewer
Giving back to a place you love can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Your efforts enable us to maintain and improve our battlefields and the services we offer to visitors. Want to know how you can help? Follow our links to the many ways you can support your park.
Whether you'd like to volunteer with the park, spend a season as an intern, or shop in our bookstore, your support makes our battlefields great places to visit. No wonder we call our volunteers "VIPs" (Volunteers-in-Parks)!
PARK DAY 2013
On Saturday, April 6 Friends of Wilderness Battlefield, in overall partnership with the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, will host the Annual Park Day event in collaboration with site specific partners at four battlefields. The battlefields and their respective partners are listed below:
"Wilderness" with the Civil War Study Group at Lake of the Woods
"Chancellorsville" with the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust
"Spotsylvania Court House" with the Spotsylvania County Department of Tourism
"Mine Run" with the Civil War Trust and Orange County Department of Tourism
Dozens and dozens of volunteers are needed! Are you a member of a civic group, sports team, church youth group, scout program, school club or simply interested in bringing your family out for a morning of very gratifying service?
Will receive a free commemorative t-shirt (while supplies last)
Scouts will receive a patch or t-shirt from CWT (while supplies last)
Water and snacks provided by FoWB
Should bring work gloves and safety vests if they own them.
The National Park Service will provide trash bags and required tools
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the organizers at email@example.com or 540-972-1305. You can also find more details on our website: www.fowb.org
Did You Know?
While laying out the Chancellorsville History Trail, the park staff in places had to literally hack their way through a jungle of underbrush that resembled the Wilderness that the soldiers struggled through during the Battle of Chancellorsville.