• Scenic rural landscape with green lawn, cloud-flecked blue sky, and autumn foliage punctuated by a small, deep red farmhouse and red cannon carriages.

    Saratoga

    National Historical Park New York

Volunteer

Volunteers in Parks (VIPs)

Want to learn more about the many faces of history here at Saratoga National Historical Park while helping visitors from around the country and around the world do the same? Volunteering may be for you!

Our park has an active VIP program that includes:

  • Visitor Center Greeters -- providing a welcoming smile and basic site orientation
  • Schuyler House Guides -- leading tours through a historic 1777 house museum
  • Neilson House Interpreters -- giving historic background on the Neilson family and the American Army's use of their house

NOTE: the park does not have any housing or camper / camping facilities. As such, we are only able to have local VIPs or those who already have living arrangements in this area.

For more information on volunteering opportunities, please e-mail the VIP Coordinator or call 518-664-9821 ext. 2983.

Did You Know?

A camp follower cooking a meal over a campfire.

Camp followers performed a number of important tasks around a Revolutionary War military camp. Mending, laundry, nursing the sick and injured, getting water and firewood, and even scavenging were all necessary for an army.