Park volunteers Don and Pat Curtis standing on the porch of the Doctor's Cottage at Oakland.
Don and Pat Curtis of Bull Shoals, Arkansas.

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Volunteers are the backbone of the National Park Service; we simply could not do the work we do if not for the thousands of volunteers who give of their time and experience. Cane River Creole National Historical Park offers volunteer opportunities for everyone; we welcome groups, couples, and individuals who have a passion for the National Park Service.

We have a variety of opportunities and like to match volunteer skills with our needs. In the past, volunteers have greeted visitors, provided tours, assisted with grounds care, and much more!

The park does not have volunteer housing, but does have one RV/camper space available to volunteers. If you stay in the park with your camper, you must work a minimum of 32 hours a week. Some of the benefits include access to 30 and 50 amp electrical service, water, on-site laundry, conveniently located waste water dump, and on-site trash removal. Well-behaved dogs and cats on a leash are also welcome. If you are interested we can send you a VIP Handbook.

The park is located next to the Shell beach boat launch on Cane River, so bring your boat. If you like to explore we are four hours from New Orleans and Dallas, and three hours from Houston and Little Rock.

The nearest town is Natchitoches, which was just voted #1 Southern Small Town by USA Today readers, and where you can find most modern conveniences.

If you are interested in volunteering, give us a call at 318-352-0383, ext 200 or ext 201. You can also fill out an application @www.volunteer.gov


Last updated: February 5, 2019

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400 Rapides Dr. (Headquarters)
Natchitoches, LA 71457


(318) 352-0383 x200

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