• William Howard Taft Birthplace

    William Howard Taft

    National Historic Site Ohio

Volunteer

Current Volunteer Opportunities

 
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Park Staff and Volunteers working to improve your experience at The William Howard Taft National Historic Site. Come be apart of our Interpretive Team

Poster montage by VIP Jason A. Hill

NPS Volunteer Site

Volunteers needed for Special Events at the William Howard Taft NHS

July 4, 2103 - Fourth of July concert : noon -3pm 3 to 4 Volunteers needed to assist staff during this annual event.

September 16, 2013 - Constitution Day on Fountain Square: 9am - 12:15pm, 3 to 4 Volunteers needed for this event , This is a great opportuninty for Grad Students working on getting their teaching degree.

Point of contact: Ranger Reginald B. Murray

(513) 684 - 3262 ext. 307 e-mail us

Ongoing Volunteers Opportunities at the William Howard Taft NHS

Visitor Use Assistant - Volunteer is responsible for operating a visitor center. Tours of nthe taft Birth Home. Operation tasks include greeting park visitors and providing information on cultural, historical, and natural points of interest in the area and throughout the park. Some knowledge of the local area will be necessary to answer visitor questions,including how to access attractions from the Taft Education Center.Volunteer will also be responsible for answering phone inquiries. The Volunteer operates a cash register and sells park cooperating association retail materials. Volunteer will also be responsible for completeing required VIP/NPS training.

Landscaping - area clean up, weed replacement and general yard maintenance.

Tour Guide/ Intrepretation - Volunteer is responsible for operating a visitor center. Tours of nthe taft Birth Home. Operation tasks include greeting park visitors and providing information on cultural, historical, and natural points of interest in the area and throughout the park. Some knowledge of the local area will be necessary to answer visitor questions,including how to access attractions from the Taft Education Center.Volunteer will also be responsible for answering phone inquiries. The Volunteer operates a cash register and sells park cooperating association retail materials. Volunteer will also be responsible for completeing required VIP/NPS training.

Research / Librarian

Historical /Preservation

Maintenance worker

 
Doug Horn receives a Presidential award for volunteering 565 hours at William Howard Taft National Historic Site.

Doug Horn receives Presidential Citation.

Photo by VIP Jessie Tucker

Volunteer Manager Reggie Murray congratulates Volunteer Doug Horn on completing a total of 565 volunteer hours for 2007.

Doug Horn

"I am often asked why I like being a volunteer at William Howard Taft National Historic Site. There are actually three reasons. First, I have the opportunity to work with some great people at the park. Second, I also have an opportunity to interact with a wide range of very interesting visitors from all over the world --- from Europe to Asia to Latin America. Finally, I enjoy the challenge of giving tours that are both interesting and educational, but also fulfill the needs of each particular visitor."

 
 
 
 

Did You Know?

young will Taft at seven years old

William Howard Taft& his father Alphonso Taft both served as Secretary of War. On June 13, 1851 Alphonso Taft bought the house and two acres of land for $10,000. The address was 60 Auburn Street.