• Yorktown Battlefield

    Yorktown Battlefield

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

Volunteer

No matter what your skills or interests, there's probably a place for you in the Volunteer in Parks program at Colonial National Historical Park .

Current Colonial (VIP) projects include:

  • Assisting with visitor center operations
  • Helping with curatorial tasks
  • Providing interpretation at archeological sites and historic homes
  • Working with administrative functions
  • Assisting with landscaping projects

For more information, contact the Volunteer Park Coordinator, Mike Byrd, at 757-898-2422. e-mail us

Your volunteer job may require training, which will be provided by the park, and uniforms may be provided for long-term volunteers.

Project days which require little training and a minimum time commitment are regularly scheduled at some Colonial sites.

Equal Opportunity Policy: Colonial National Historical Park ,is committed to a strong nondiscrimination policy respecting its employees and volunteers. Its policy is to provide equal opportunities for all and to eliminate discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment and sexual orientation), race, color, national origin, religion, age, and disability.

Did You Know?

Painting of Colonial Yorktown

During the period of its peak prosperity from 1740-1770, the town of Yorktown contained 250-300 buildings and had almost 2000 residents. Approximately 80% of the town were damaged or destroyed during the 1781 siege. Today Yorktown is still an active community of about 200 residents.