• Structure 17, Glassblowing and Island Drive

    Historic Jamestowne

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

Volunteer

No matter what your skills or interests, there's probably a place for you in the Volunteer in Parks program at Colonial National Historical Park.

Current Colonial (VIP) projects include:

  • Assisting with visitor center operations
  • Helping with curatorial tasks
  • Providing interpretation at archeological sites and historic homes
  • Working with administrative functions
  • Assisting with landscaping projects

For more information, contact the Volunteer Park Coordinator, Mike Byrd, at 757-898-2422. e-mail us

Your volunteer job may require training, which will be provided by the park, and uniforms may be provided for long-term volunteers.

Project days which require little training and a minimum time commitment are regularly scheduled at some Colonial sites.

Equal Opportunity Policy: Colonial National Historical Park ,is committed to a strong nondiscrimination policy respecting its employees and volunteers. Its policy is to provide equal opportunities for all and to eliminate discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment and sexual orientation), race, color, national origin, religion, age, and disability.

Did You Know?

Tree ring section showing drought periods 1587-1589 and 1606-1612

Dendrochronology, the study of tree rings, indicates the Jamestown colonists arrived during the worst drought period in over 800 years for the lower Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia.