• Council House Front Door

    Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

    National Historic Site DC

Volunteer

VIP

Volunteers In Parks Program

There are many ways you can help care for your national parks, from one-time to reoccurring volunteer opportunities for youth, families, groups and individuals.

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.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities within the National Park Service.

Volunteer Opportunities at the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site

The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site is always seeking volunteers. Whether it's helping to process an archival collection, assist with interpretive programming, or getting a group together for clean-up, your volunteer services are heavily relied on.

Interested in volunteering at the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site? Call 202-673-2402.

Did You Know?

NYA (National Youth Administration) girls' welding class. Daytona Beach, Florida. Bethune-Cookman College.

In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Mary McLeod Bethune to be Director of the Office of Negro Affairs, National Youth Administration. With this appointment, Mary McLeod Bethune became the first African American woman to head a U.S. Federal Government agency.