Volunteer

Volunteers cleaning headstones in Antietam National Cemetery.
Volunteers cleaning headstones in Antietam National Cemetery in preparation for the 150th anniversary of its dedication in 2017. The park hopes to clean each headstone by the anniversary with the help of its dedicated volunteers.

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.


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 a variety of landscape restoration, painting, and fencing projects.



Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals

Antietam National Battlefield is looking for volunteers to fill two open shifts at the Visitor Center desk: every other Monday morning from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and every Tuesday afternoon from 1pm to 5 pm. These volunteers’ primary duty is to greet visitors as they enter the visitor center and orient them to the park. The volunteer will hand out park literature, tell visitors about the park, and attempt to meet their informational needs; volunteers may also be required to collect fees. Over time, volunteers will become familiar with park history and resources. If you are interested in applying for one of these openings please email Olivia Black or call her at (301)432-7678.


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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 158
Sharpsburg, MD 21782

Phone:

(301) 432-5124

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