• Mist rises over fields on Martin Van Buren's farm Lindenwald as the Catkill Mountains loom in the distance.

    Martin Van Buren

    National Historic Site New York

Volunteer

Girl Scout volunteers at Martin Van Buren NHS

Girl Scouts have performed many volunteer roles at Lindenwald including resource management.  Here a group of Scouts pose in front of the Van Ness monument after removing brush which was obscuring the monument from view.

National Park Service

The Volunteers In Parks (VIP) program of the National Park Service is an integral part of daily operations in the 390 plus parks in the National Park System.

Volunteers are a valuable addition to the staff at Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, and perform needed services in all areas of the park including maintenance, curatorial, administration and visitor services.

If you have an interest in American history, historic preservation, museum operations, woodwork, public relations, painting or historical interpretation please e-mail the site's volunteer coordinator at e-mail us to learn more about volunteer opportunities at Lindenwald.

Did You Know?

East Elevation of Lindenwald

Lindenwald, Martin Van Buren's home and farm, was purchased in 1839 for $14,000? Van Buren's purchase consisted of a 16 room Federal style mansion and over 130 acres of farm land.