Volunteers work to maintain trails in park

Volunteers bring dedication, values and talents


The volunteer program at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park brings together many valued, diversely talented, and dedicated volunteers. They are engaged in a variety of activites that help provide the highest quality park experience for visitors, and that express a depth of stewardship vital to the park's mission.

If you are interested in volunteering for the park, please contact the chief of interpretation at 802-457-3368 ext 18, or the visitor center at 802-457-3368 ext 22.

Student volunteers in bright yellow helmets and dark green t-shirts construct a wooden stair next to a stone terrace.

Building a staircase at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP

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Youth Opportunities

Student Conservation Association

  • The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is a privately-funded, non-profit organization that places volunteers in parks, wildlife refuges, forests and other resource agencies around the country.

  • Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park enjoys an ongoing relationship with the SCA, and has had a number of SCA volunteers and interns working at the park. High school conservation work crews (with adult leaders) repair the historic carriage roads and trails in the park's forest, fix rock walls on trails, and clear brush. The park has also had SCA Resource Assistants or interns working in the resource management and visitor services departments.

  • To become a part of the SCA, please visit them at www.thesca.org.

High school crewmembers in bright blue helmets help remove plant matter from a hillside.

Clearing invasive species

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Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

  • The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC), in their own words, "is a non-profit youth, leadership, service, conservation, and education organization that instills in individuals the values of personal responsibility, hard work, education, and respect for the environment...accomplished by using conservation projects as the vehicle for learning in an intense environment."

  • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park has had VYCC work crews, staffed by local youths, during the summer months. Crews work on various projects, including invasive plant species removal, fixing stone walls, and working on carriage roads and trails.

  • Please contact the VYCC for information on applying.

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