Volunteers-in-Parks Program (VIP)
The National Park Service Volunteers-In-Parks Program (VIP) was authorized by Public Law 91-357 enacted 1970. The primary purpose of the VIP program is to provide a vehicle through which the National Park Service can accept and utilize voluntary help and services from the public. The major objective of the program is to utilize this voluntary help in such a way that is mutually beneficial to the National Park Service and the volunteer.
Volunteers are accepted from the public without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.
Role of Volunteer-In-Parks (VIP)
The role of the volunteer stationed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS is to carry out recurring interpretive functions and assist park staff with the operation and management of visitor service programs. Volunteers will be asked and responsible to act as event staff, volunteer rangers, research and archival assistants, and site gardener.
Did You Know?
On April 25, 1945, W.E.B. DuBois, eminent sociologist at Atlanta University, Walter White of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and Mary McLeod Bethune were sent to San Francisco by President Harry S Truman as consultants to the organizing meeting of the United Nations.