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    Keweenaw

    National Historical Park Michigan

Volunteer

Park volunteer Bonnie Bakewell scans a historic photograph in preparation for it to be catalog into the park's archives.
Park volunteer Bonnie Bakewell scans a historic photograph in preparation for it to be cataloged into the park's archives.
NPS Photo, Dan Johnson
 

Volunteering is an American tradition that has made an immeasurable contribution to communities, organizations, and individuals throughout the country. Today's volunteers are active, dynamic, creative individuals who possess the skills, desire, patience and time to accomplish a wide variety of tasks. Volunteers-In-Parks are Very Important People (VIPs)! In Fiscal Year 2003, 122,000 volunteers donated 4.5 million hours to your national parks. Volunteers are accepted from the public without regard to race, creed, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.

Keweenaw National Historical Park is currently developing a volunteer program. We are seeking volunteers to assist with staffing an information desk or reception area, providing guided programs for visitors, assisting with cataloging and preservation of museum artifacts and archives and assisting with historic structure preservation. The popular season for volunteers is June through October, but winter also provides volunteer opportunities for those who enjoy lots of snow! Individuals may volunteer a few hours a month or up to several days per week. The park may be able to provide limited housing to those who make long term commitments and are willing to volunteer 40 hours per week. Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Keweenaw National Historical Park.

Keweenaw National Historical Park is always looking for volunteers willing to help preserve America's treasures. If you would like more information regarding Keweenaw National Historical Park's volunteer program, please contact the Park Volunteer Coordinator at (906) 483-3028 or email us.

 

Keweenaw Heritage Sites Volunteer Opportunites

In addition to the opportunites listed above, many of the park's partners, known as Keweenaw Heritage Sites, also have a need for volunteers. Download the current list here. (adobe pdf)

Did You Know?

Miners pose outside the #5 Tamarack Mine shaft in this 1908 photograph by Adolph F. Isler. Keweenaw NHP Archives.

The Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan was home to one of our nation's first mineral rushes. Prospectors seeking copper travelled there in the middle 1840's, a few years before the "49'ers" sought gold out west. The story of this rush is told today at Keweenaw National Historical Park.