Group shot of volunteers in the National Cemetery holding tools.
Volunteers in the National Cemetery on Civil War Trust Park Day 2017. Through a number of public workdays and long-term positions, volunteers help the park accomplish high priority projects.

Photo: NPS


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities for Project Work

Antietam National Battlefield will be looking for volunteers to assist with group projects throughout 2017. In order to accommodate those who would like to volunteer for a few hours or a day, specific dates have been selected.
Please note: A full schedule of public volunteer opportunities for next year, will be posted by the end of January 2018.

April 1: Civil War Trust Park Day- FULL

Projects will include landscape restoration in the National Cemetery as well as work in the campground area of the battlefield.

May 13: Headstone Cleaning Volunteer Work Day- FULL

Volunteers will assist with cleaning headstones in the National Cemetery in preparation for the 150th anniversary of its dedication in September 2017.

September 30: National Public Lands Day Volunteer Projects

Volunteers will assist with a variety of landscape restoration, painting, and fencing projects.

October 21: Volunteer Work Day

Volunteers will assist with painting the fence on the historic Joseph Poffenberger farm. We can accomidate a maximum of 15 volunteers.

Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals

The Newcomer House, a historic home and visitor center at Antietam, which is operated in partnership with the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area is is need of volunteers to staff this Visitor Center. Duties include welcoming visitors, opening and closing the house, providing orientation information for the battlefield and Heritage Area, and answering historical questions. Schedules are flexible, but there is a particular need for volunteers to fill Saturday shifts this summer. Training will be provided. To apply for this position contact Rachel Nichols at 240-308-1740 or by email.

The park occasionally has other volunteer positions for individuals looking for something long term. For those positions please contact Olivia Black, Volunteer Coordinator at 301-432-7678 or email her.

Volunteer Documents

Download the Volunteer Application.

You can fax it to 301-432-4115 or mail it to:

Antietam National Battlefield
Volunteer Coordinator

P.O. Box 158, Sharpsburg, MD 21782.

Last updated: December 3, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 158
Sharpsburg, MD 21782


(301) 432-5124

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