Volunteers in Parks
Volunteers at Wilson's Creek assist the National Park Service in a variety of ways.
Living history volunteers present small arms and artillery demonstrations and give tours of the historic Ray House in reproduction period clothing.
Interpretation volunteers lead tours of Bloody Hill, the Ray House and caravan tours of the battlefield in modern clothing. They also give map program and film introductions and provide information to park visitors. Other interpretation volunteers work with the photograph, slide, museum and library collections.
Resource Management volunteers help with the restoration effort by collecting plant samples, compiling computer data, and assisting with controlled "burns" of landscape restoration areas.
Other volunteers provide support to the Administration and Maintenance Divisions of the park.
For further information on the Volunteers-in-Parks program at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, contact the park volunteer coordinator:
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Did You Know?
The Wilson's Creek Foundation, a local grass-roots organization, began the preservation of the battlefield by raising $1,600 and purchasing 37 acres of Bloody Hill in 1951.