• 1905 Photograph of Sagamore Hill

    Sagamore Hill

    National Historic Site New York

Volunteer

The Volunteer Patch worn by every National Park Service volunteer.

Sagamore Hill could not function as it does today without its volunteers. Our volunteer program allows the site's staff to accomplish a wide range of activities that need to be done, but can not always be done with our limits on money and person-power.

A core group of sixty volunteers - retirees, parents, singles, couples, high school and college students - contributed over 5,000 hours of effort with a value of $100,000 dollars last year to Sagamore Hill. Volunteers provide tours to thousands of family visitors and school children each year, answer telephones and greet visitors. They catalog and care for thousands of papers and museum objects related to the Roosevelt family. Volunteers also perform much needed maintenance on the fences, fields, structures and infrastructure of Sagamore Hill. Their efforts allow park staff to focus on long-term projects, planning, and many other tasks they need to do.

Are you interested? e-mail us

Or write the Volunteer Coordinator at:

20 Sagamore Hill Rd. Oyster Bay, NY 11771

For more information about volunteering in America visit www.Volunteer.gov or www.Serve.gov

Did You Know?

An artist's impression of Theodore Roosevelt's funeral at Christ Church in Oyster Bay, NY.

Theodore Roosevelt died around 4 o'clock in the morning January 6, 1919 when he was sixty years old. Many dignitaries attended Roosevelt's funeral including Vice-president Thomas Marshall who said that "Death had to take him sleeping, for if Roosevelt had been awake, there would have been a fight."