• White Haven Main House and Outbuildings

    Ulysses S Grant

    National Historic Site Missouri

Volunteer

Volunteer on Junior Ranger Day.

Volunteer at Junior Ranger Day 2011.

ULSG

Volunteers in National Park Service (NPS) sites support the parks and their employees in carrying out the dual mission of protecting America's natural and cultural resources and providing recreational opportunities for the public. Volunteers at NPS sites are called Volunteers-In-Parks, or VIPs. At Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, volunteers work with National Park Service employees in various capacities. VIPs work on weekdays and weekends, mornings and afternoons, usually in four hour segments. Training for all duties is provided. Uniforms are provided for volunteers who work with the public.

Many opportunities exist for volunteering, and we work to match your interests with our needs. Some of the volunteer opportunities include:

  • Information Desk and Sales area
  • Conducting tours of White Haven
  • Roving interpretation in the museum
  • Maintenance
  • Library and research
  • Curatorial assistance
  • General office work

If you are interested in volunteering, please download the Volunteer Application (.pdf) and mail to:

Karen Maxville, Volunteer Coordinator, Ulysses S. Grant NHS, 7400 Grant Road, St. Louis, MO 63123. Or call 314.842.1867 for more information.

Did You Know?

Julia Grant with sons, Ulysses Jr. & Fred

Julia Grant with sons Ulysses Jr. and Fred. The picture was taken in 1854, when Grant was stationed on the West Coast. Separated from his family, he asked Julia to send him a picture. Shortly after receiving the photo, Grant resigned from the military to rejoin his family at White Haven.