• Boott Cotton Mills Museum with Trolley


    National Historical Park Massachusetts

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    While the park helps the city prepare for and celebrate the Lowell Folk Festival, the Visitor Center parking lot at 304 Dutton St. will be closed Wed July 23-Mon July 28. Also check our Operating Hours page for changes to tour and exhibit schedules. More »

Volunteer Jobs

Judy Holaday

Lowell National Historical Park
Individuals and groups seeking volunteer opportunities can help the park in a variety of ways. Areas often recruited for include:

• Volunteer Park Ranger: Greet park visitors and help them learn about the park story at the Visitor Center and the Boott Cotton Mills Museum
• Volunteer Maintenance Helper: Help maintain historic structures, keep grounds clean, and perform other maintenance tasks
• Volunteer Administration Assistant: Assist with administrative and clerical duties
• Volunteer Trolley Crew Member: Help the park trolley crew greet riders, flag the trolley through intersections, and move through downtown Lowell
• Volunteer Curatorial Assistant: Assist in the park library or help curatorial staff with classifying museum artifacts and mounting of exhibits
To apply for one of these or another park position, click here.

Partner Organizations
Lowell National Historical Park operates in partnership with local museums, galleries, and community beautification initiatives. Opportunities for participation include:

• "Adopt-A-Canalway" with Lowell Canalwaters Cleaners or work at Keep Lowell Beautiful's Community Garden Greenhouse for landscaping, gardening, and beautification projects
• Assist Museum Teachers with educational programs at the Tsongas Industrial History Center
• Operate canal locks, aid in Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust Concord River whitewater rafting program
• Share the history of Lowell with visitors at a museum, or welcome guests to an art gallery
To see the full list of partner organizations, click here.

Assist with special events, such as the Lowell Folk Festival, Banjo and Fiddle Contests, Doors Open Lowell, and other park/city events. A full list of events can be found here.

For more information regarding Lowell National Historical Park volunteer program please contact the Park Volunteer Coordinator at 978-275-1740 or contact us.

Did You Know?

Lowell, MA

Gamblers today can buy a "lucky cologne" which has its origins in the heart of Lowell National Historical Park. One of several local patent medicine companies, E.W. Hoyt & Co. produced personal products like Rubifoam tooth cleaner and Hoyt's German Cologne on Middlesex Street during the late 1800's.