Types of Opportunities:
Work with rangers to help share the stories of Richmond National Battlefield Park. We need volunteers to staff visitor centers, give tours, and work special events.
Contact Ed Sanders for more information at 804-226-1981 or e-mail us.
There are a wide variety of projects that provide volunteer opportunities within the Resource Management division. Opportunities include invasive species management, native grass planting on earthworks, trail maintenance, trash pickup, assisting in water quality monitoring, stream clean ups, mapping and characterization of vernal pools, helping with breeding bird monitoring, and reptile and amphibian surveys.
Richmond National Battlefield Park is comprised of 12 unique units throughout the Richmond area, each with their own resource challenges. The park has just begun an Adopt-a-Battlefield Program for groups to assist with site upkeep and improvements.
Contact Kristen Allen to learn more about these opportunities at 804-795-5019 x.1 or e-mail us.
Not sure how to contribute? Which volunteer task is right for you? Volunteer jobs can be developed around individual interests and the park's ongoing projects and goals. Take a few moments to tell us more about yourself or group by filling out an application and sending it to the following address:
Richmond National Battlefield Park
For more information on the National Park Service volunteer program visit: http://www.nps.gov/volunteer
Did You Know?
Prior to the 1864 battle, some participants called the 1862 engagement at Gaines' Mill the battle of Cold Harbor. When the armies fought here a second time, Cold Harbor was used to name the later engagement.