• Sun beginning to set at Harpers Ferry, as seen from Maryland Heights. Photo by NPS Volunteer Buddy Secor.

    Harpers Ferry

    National Historical Park WV,VA,MD

Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park are as diverse as the natural and cultural resources of the park. History buffs, amateur naturalists, re-enactors, artists, students, gardeners and many more people have found a place to share their skills at Harpers Ferry. Groups and individuals are welcome! Learn new skills and apply what you already know. Play a vital role in almost all aspects of park operations by;

  • Providing information to visitors from all over the world.
  • Working in one of the best bookshops in the national park system.
  • Designing and conducting programs for school children.
  • Removing non-native plants.
  • Restoring battlefield landscapes.
  • Assisting with park clean-up days.
  • Leading hikes and presenting interpretive programs.
  • Monitoring trail conditions.
  • Monitoring deer plots.
  • Cataloguing artifacts, photos and documents.
  • Participating in archeology excavations.
  • Leading community service groups on park-wide projects.
  • Assisting with media and marketing strategies.
  • Building and maintaining hiking trails.
  • Creating living history experiences.
 
 
Education Interns Meet Governor Joe Manchin (WV).

2009 - Education Interns Meet Former Governor, now Senator, Joe Manchin (WV).

NPS Photo

A Great Place to Work
Harpers Ferry is a hidden treasure in the national park system! The park includes a combination of natural and cultural resources unparalleled in the National Park System. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in the states of West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia. The park consists of approximately 4,000 acres, a dozen museums and exhibits and 20 miles of hiking trails. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail and the Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park intersect here.

Some of the primary topics of interest at Harpers Ferry are the revealing connections between history and landscape, the influence of the Industrial Revolution on the human experience, the impact of John Brown's raid and the Civil War on the community and the nation, and the continuing struggle to achieve the American ideal of freedom and equality. It is a park like no other.

Come and join us!
For general information contact us at
Phone: 304-535-5017
Email: e-mail us;

Mail: Samantha Zurbuch, Volunteer Coordinator, Harpers Ferry NHP, P.O. Box 65, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

 

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Appalachian Trail runs through Harpers Ferry. A short walk along the trail from the lower town to the C&O Canal will take you from West Virginia to Maryland in just a few minutes.