Volunteer with us!

Becoming a Volunteer is one of the most rewarding and tangible ways to support the National Park Service and its missions. In fact, volunteers are vital to our success! Volunteers give their time and expertise to help our staff accomplish more than we could on our own. Through their dedication, volunteers are making a real difference to the preservation, protection, and education of the unique resources at Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site.The Volunteer-In-Parks program allows people of all ages, backgrounds, and interests to share their skills and ideas with others and to learn new ones. Work behind the scenes or with the public, in positions ranging from one-time service projects and volunteer events to long-term positions and internships. Opportunities are available for both individuals and groups. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering at Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator by email.


Open positions

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site is actively recruiting Trail Crew Volunteers and Visitor Services Volunteers. Interested individuals must apply for the position through our announcement on Volunteer.gov. The links and additional position details can be accessed by clicking on either of the open positions below.
A group of trail crew volunteers pointing to a painted blaze on a tree.
Trail Crew Volunteer

Trail Crew Volunteers, the Trail Titans work to improve trail conditions and safety for park visitors, local hikers, and runners/bikers.

A volunteer talking with visitors near a railroad tunnel.
Visitor Services Volunteer

The Visitor Services/Interpretation Volunteer position will support the interpretive team.


Additional positions

Volunteer Researcher
If you are a history buff who feels more comfortable in libraries, consider assisting us with on-going research. There are yet many stories to be discovered about the Allegheny Portage Railroad and the Main Line Canal. Help us uncover those stories and share them with the public. If you are interested in this position, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

Internships for college students interested in gaining experience in interpretation or with historic research are also available. For more information about internship opportunities, contact the Chief of Interpretation.

Last updated: June 2, 2024

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Gallitzin, PA 16641


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