• An open vista frames two white grave stone and a flag in the distance with a white cottage in the foreground.

    Herbert Hoover

    National Historic Site Iowa


A volunteer leading a tour inside the Friends Meetinghouse.

Volunteer Rachel Foote leads a school group on a tour of the Friends Meetinghouse.

NPS Photo

Volunteering gives you hands-on experience working with the public, park staff, and park resources.

Opportunities are listed below. Follow the links to apply. You may also download and fill out a volunteer application and send it to the park's volunteer coordinator. We will keep your application for up to one year and contact you if we have a need that matches your skills and interests.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Did You Know?

Yellow coneflowers in the lush green prairie grass.

General Land Office surveyors who first came to Iowa commented that the territory was fit only for waterfowl. Eighty-five percent of Iowa used to be soggy tallgrass prairie. More...