• 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?

Martin Van Buren by John Sartain.

Martin Van Buren was the first president born in the United States of America. He was born December 5, 1782 six years after the colonies declared independence from Britain. The seven previous presidents were all born British subjects.