Volunteer at the Statue of Liberty National Monument!
The National Park Service has a long tradition of volunteerism. From "grass roots" groups advocating for the protection of a site to local residents supplementing a park's staff-ordinary people, from all walks of life, have the chance to get involved with their national parks in many meaningful ways. Some folks help out with a single big event, while others volunteer on a daily or weekly basis.
Come on out and see what you can do!
At the Statue of Liberty National Monument, we have a number of volunteer opportunities on both Liberty Island and Ellis Island, including:
You may also be able to volunteer in the Research Library at Ellis Island, assist with historical preservation, or work with our maintenance staff.
For more information about these volunteer opportunities and contact information, go to www.volunteer.gov/gov and use "Statue of Liberty National Monument" as the key word.
Volunteer for the National Park Service
Don't live in the New York/New Jersey area? That's okay- there are volunteer opportunities throughout the National Park Service. Learn more more about the VIP (Volunteers in Parks) program.
Did You Know?
The Statue's original torch was the first part constructed in 1876. In 1984 it was replaced by a new copper torch covered in 24K gold leaf which is lighted by floodlight at night. The original torch is currently located in the lobby of the monument. Access to the torch has been closed since 1916.