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    Women's Rights

    National Historical Park New York

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VOLUNTEER NEWS

 
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Meet Maria Mayo!
Women's Rights NHP is pleased to welcome Maria Mayo, our newest volunteer! Maria is semi-retired from the Seneca Cayauga ARC, where she coordinates vocational services.

Maria has three children and three grandsons. According to Maria, "I was brought up by women in my family who believed that women can do it all."

Maria visited Women's Rights NHP with her aunt, whom Maria describes as a "women's libber." During her visit Maria met Volunteer Helen Kirker, and she asked about volunteer opportunities. Maria is "thrilled to be here!"

Welcome, Maria!
 
Slippery Rock and NYCC

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IT'S ALMOST SPRING!

VOLUNTEER AT YOUR NATIONAL PARK!

Students from an Americorps group at Slippery Rock University (located in Pennsylvania) and the New York Chiropractic College volunteered recently at Women's Rights National Historical Park. The students provided assistance in the cleaning of the second floor of the Visitor Center, and they provided their constructive opinions of the museum exhibits and interpretive displays. We could not do it without you -- thanks to all of you!

 
Robert and Errol

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STUDENTS VOLUNTEER AGAIN!

Robert Bhagan and Errol Silva, students at the New York Chiropractic College, volunteered recently at Women's Rights National Historical Park.

Robert and Errol helped to move a piano in the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, where they quickly learned several points about preserving historic objects.

Later they assisted visitors at a special event in the park's visitor center.

Thank you, Robert and Errol!

 
Dorothy Dickieson

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VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHT

Meet Women's Rights NHP Volunteer Dorothy Dickieson!

Dorothy has volunteered many hours of service for the Cultural Resources team at Women's Rights NHP. Dorothy and her husband Sam are active in the Seneca Falls community.

Thank you for your service and dedication!

 
Judy Toombs with Park Ranger John Stoudt

Park Ranger John Stoudt gives new volunteer, Judy Toombs a tour of the park library.

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW VOLUNTEER!

WORI is pleased to welcome our newest volunteer!

Judy Toombs will assist Historian Anne Derousie in the park's library.

Welcome aboard, Judy!

 
Wesleyan Chapel at dusk.

The Wesleyan Chapel, site of the First Women's Rights Convention in July of 1848. Today you may experience the rehabilitated historic site for yourself.

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BECOME INSPIRED AT HISTORIC PLACES -- VOLUNTEER TODAY!

The inspirational words "all men and women are created equal" were publicly stated for the first time in the Wesleyan Chapel. Find your inspiration by volunteering at historic places today!

 
park truck decorated for It's A Wonderful Life Parade

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS -- NOW WITH SNOW!

Unlike the weather a few weeks ago in the "It's A Wonderful Life" parade, we now have snow in Seneca Falls!

Join us next December by volunteering with us in the It's A Wonderful Life events! They will be held December 13-15, 2013.

It's about that time to make your resolutions! Contact John Stoudt for more information about helping us with any of next year's events.


 
Volunteers at Women's Rights NHP

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WE WANT YOU . . . TO VOLUNTEER!

Are you looking to try something new?

Do you want to meet new people or learn new skills?

Try volunteering at one of your national parks!


 
Volunteer Helen Kirker

Volunteer Helen Kirker, December 2012

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WOMEN'S RIGHTS NHP VOLUNTEER ENJOYS SPECIAL EXHIBIT

Volunteer Helen Kirker took a few minutes to enjoy a special exhibit in the Women's Rights NHP Visitor Center.

Seneca County Historian Walter Gable created this seasonal exhibit to provide information about Christmas season postcards and illustrations, as well as focusing on the film "It's A Wonderful Life."

Thank you, Helen and Walter!


 
John presents Stephanie with a Certificate of Appreciation.

Park Volunteer Coordinator John Stoudt presents Volunteer Stephanie Freese a certificate of appreciation for administering our social media sites.

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WOMEN'S RIGHTS NHP SAYS "THANK YOU!" TO SOCIAL MEDIA VOLUNTEER

Volunteer Coordinator John Stoudt presented Volunteer Stephanie Freese with a certificate during a park event on Wednesday, December 12th. Stephanie has served as the park's Social Media and Facebook Coordinator for more than one year. Under Stephanie's active leadership Women's Rights NHP has gained 1,060 likes on the park's Facebook site. Thank you, Stephanie!


 
John Stoudt, Volunteer Coordinator, at a table during the It's a Wonderful Life Festival.

Park Ranger John Stoudt, Volunteer Coordinator for the park, at an informational table during the "It's a Wonderful Life" Festival.

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IT'S A WONDERFUL TIME TO VOLUNTEER!

Volunteer Coordinator John Stoudt presented Volunteer-in-Parks information to 110 park visitors in the Wesleyan Chapel on Saturday, December 8, during the It's A Wonderful Life events in Seneca Falls. It's A Wonderful time to volunteer in your National Parks! Send John an email if you're interested.




 
Naturalization Ceremony

L-R, Adriene Emmo of the Friends of Women's Rights National Historical Park, Ami Ghazala, Chief of Interpretation & Education at Women's Rights National Historical Park, and Park Volunteer Helen Kirker.

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FROM THE PHOTO ARCHIVES
This photo was taken only a few months ago during a Naturalization Ceremony at Women's Rights National Historical Park. Adriene Emmo, of the Friends of Women's Rights National Historical Park, shares a moment with Chief of Interpretation & Education Ami Ghazala and volunteer Helen Kirker. Maintenance Worker John Teachout stands in the background.


 
Park ranger and volunteer standing with a monument to the Wright Brothers near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

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GREAT VOLUNTEER JOBS FOR RETIREES
Whether you're an active in the outdoors or seeking an indoor gig, the National Park Service could use your time and energy. More than 220,000 people volunteered for NPS in 2011, and more than half were age 62 or older, said Kathy Kupper, an NPS spokeswoman. Volunteers do everything from leading bird-watching and wildflower walks to manning information desks. Some even turn volunteering into a summer-long trip by acting as campground hosts-they get a free RV hookup and even a small stipend, Kupper said. And it's not just big national parks. NPS manages 398 sites in all.

Positions may be posted on Volunteer.gov (www.volunteer.gov), but also try contacting a park's volunteer coordinator directly, Kupper said. Contact information generally is listed on each park's website. At left, National Park Service Volunteer Joe Hardman (right) who hit his 20-year
mark of volunteering at Wright Brothers National Memorial in North Carolina, poses with Park Ranger Fent Davis.


 
Helen Kirker makes a video

Helen Kirker uses a cellphone to record a video of rangers.

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VOLUNTEER HELEN KIRKER TRIES HER HAND AT VIDEOGRAPHY!
Volunteer Helen Kirker videotaped staff at Women's Rights NHP as they taped a holiday greeting for distribution on Thursday, November 15th. Helen can now add "Videographer" to her Volunteer resume.

Thank you, Helen!


 
Barbara and Jamal help set up for the Winter Film Festival.

Barbara and Jamal help set up refreshments for the Winter Film Festivals.

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VOLUNTEERS HELP WITH WINTER FILM FESTIVAL
Two volunteers assisted park staff in the second annual Winter Film Festival on Saturday, November 3rd. Jamal Alaloul and Barbara Emanuel, students at the New York Chiropractic College, helped with the set up for this event.

Thank you, and good luck with your classes!


 
Helen Kirker with gift

Helen with her new NPS arrowhead ornament and VIP coordinator John Stoudt.

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VOLUNTEER HONORED FOR SERVICE
Longtime volunteer Helen Kirker was honored for her service in a recognition ceremony on October 31, 2012, at Women's Rights National Historical Park. Helen has provided customer services at the park's Information Desk for almost ten years, and she has always greeted visitors and park staff with her sunny disposition and ever-present smile. Helen said, "It has been a great joy for me to be a volunteer, and I have had a very rewarding experience here,"

John Stoudt, the park's Volunteer Coordinator, added, "Helen has definitely brightened our lives, and she has enriched the experiences of many of our visitors,"

Thank you, Helen!


 
Volunteer Recruitment Miniposter

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VOLUNTEER TODAY!

Volunteers at Women's Rights National Historical Park can assist in a number of ways. View or print the miniposter and application here.

In the Interpretation Division, volunteers greet visitors, provide information about guided tours, directions to park sites, and operate sales centers at the Visitor Center and M'Clintock House. They can present tours of the Wesleyan Chapel and the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House.

In the Cultural Resources Division, volunteers can work with the park's library, exhibits, archives, artifact collection, and historic sites.

In the Maintenance Division, volunteers can assist with grounds, special events, and historic preservation projects.


View or print the following position descriptions:
Compliance Program Assistant
Curatorial Assistant
GIS Mapping Assistant
Maintenance
Research Assistant

For volunteer opportunities, for more information or to find out how you or your group can help as a part of the Volunteers-in-Parks Program, contact us or call John Stoudt, the Volunteer Coordinator, at 315.568.2991 x 3004.

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