Get Involved

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park encourages visitors to help preserve, protect, and enjoy the 184.5 miles of opportunities that the Park presents. While there are plenty of opportunities to experience the history and beauty of the C&O Canal, there are just as many chances to giveback!

NPS Centennial
The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and the entire year was quite a celebration!

The C&O Canal Volunteers preserve the natural, as well as cultural resources of the Park in many different areas. Check out the current volunteer opportunities and start getting involved!

The Youth Conservation Corp is a work-learn-earn program for young men and women ages 15-18.

Learn about how the Park is becoming more sustainable and how you can get involved!

Support Your Park
It takes many outside organizations working together throughout the 184.5 miles of the C&O Canal to support your park!
A banjo player performs to a few visitors along the towpath.
Matthew Dodd performs his collection of banjo work entitled "Songs & Stories of Old Canal Days" during a weekend event

NPS Photo


Current Job Opportunities

Applications for jobs with the National Park Service are accepted via USAJOBS, the federal government's official source for federal job listings and employment opportunity information. The jobs listed below are drawn from USAJOBS, and clicking on any of them will take you to the detailed job announcement on USAJOBS. This list includes only jobs open to U.S. citizens. To see jobs open to eligible federal employees as well or to search for other employment opportunities, visit USAJOBS.

Last updated: September 22, 2017

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Mailing Address:

1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD 21740


(301) 739-4200

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