• Mississippi River from the Bluffs of Natchez

    Natchez

    National Historical Park Mississippi

Volunteer

Volunteer at Natchez National Historical Park!

 
volunteer trailer pads

Volunteers trailer pads at Natchez National Historical Park

Natchez National Historical Park has a wide-range of opportunities for volunteers of all ages and interests. No specialized knowledge is necessary. Whether you can donate one day for a special event or five days a week, we have a place for you!

Trailer pads with water, electric, and sewer hookup (30 and 50 amp) are available to volunteers who donate at least 32 hours per person per site.


Note: A minimum of 3 months stay is required if using the park trailer pads.

 
Volunteers at National Public Lands Day

Volunteers in Melrose gardens on Public Lands Day

Over the past year volunteers have contributed over 2,000 hours of service assisting with special programming and other activities such as organizing and inventorying the park’s living history items, assisting the site’s gardener with landscape preservation projects, staffing the Melrose visitor center desk, and helping in numerous other ways.

 

Opportunities:

Below are examples of the events and activities in which volunteers can assist with at Natchez National Historical Park. Many more opportunities become available as needed. For current volunteer projects, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator via the contact information below. Some positions require background investigations.

Events throughout the year

April—Take Pride in America Day

September—National Public Lands Day

December—Christmas Program

Other Activities/Interests

  • Staffing visitor centers
  • Guiding tours
  • Informally talking with visitors
  • Living history reenactments
  • Photography/Videotaping
  • Gardening/landscape restoration
  • Maintenance projects
  • Working with museum objects
  • Operating bookstore cash registers

Please Contact:

Volunteer Coordinator

Melrose

1 Melrose-Montebello Parkway

Natchez, MS 39120

601-446-8601

By e-mail.

Apply on-line:

http://search.networkforgood.org/results.aspx?catid=1&zipcode=39120&state=&newsearch

Did You Know?

John J. Audubon

Famous naturalist and artist John James Audubon taught at Elizabeth Female Academy, near Natchez, in 1822. His time in the area influenced his artistic endeavors.