Volunteers play a pivotal role in protecting, preserving and interpreting the cultural and natural resources in our National Parks. Without their efforts, we could not do what we do. At Minute Man National Historical Park, we serve over one million visitors per year. The success of the park is due in no small part to the growing number of volunteers eager to help us protect and interpret the place where the American Revolution began. But we always need more volunteers. We invite you to come explore the park and the volunteer possibilities. If you are interested in volunteering for Minute Man NHP, and are over 18 years old, starting in late May 2013 until November 2013, Minute Man National Historical Park needs volunteers in the following position:
Volunteers assigned to this position help park rangers staff the visitor center and North Bridge area and complete additional tasks and projects in accordance with park needs. They work under the direction of the site supervisor and ranger staff. Sometimes Visitor Guides will work in other areas of the park, too.
Tour of Duty
* Communicate. Alert NPS staff to concerns involving the public or other employees, park facilities, store operations, programs, etc. Refer issues through appropriate NPS channels when they exceed the volunteer's scope of responsibility or possess the potential for controversy or embarrassment.
Volunteers should reflect a high degree of professionalism while representing the National Park Service. They should be neat, courteous, respectful of others and dependable in the performance of their duties.
If this sounds right for you, please let me know. We interview in person first all who are interested in volunteering, before selection takes place. Our only training session for new volunteers will be in late May and in September 2013. We can provide neither housing nor trailer pads for park volunteers. Most live locally. Volunteers must find and pay for their own local housing. They also must have a current driver's license and personal automobile, since there is insufficient public transport in the area.
If you are in the area, please give me a call at my office number and we can set something up to get together and talk. I am available on Sundays, if that helps. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!
Roger Fuller, Park Ranger/Volunteer Coordinator
Did You Know?
Enlisted men in the British Army at the time of the American Revolution volunteered to join the ranks. Gentlemen who wanted to be officers, however, had to purchase their commissions.