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!

In communities all along the 184.5 miles of the C&O Canal, many outside organizations work together to assist NPS in the care of this national treasure.

Learn how to support our partners!

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
Our official park friends groups carry out park programs and projects from one end of the canal to the other. Learn more and join them in supporting 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

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Current Job Opportunities

Last updated: June 29, 2018

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Mailing Address:

1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD 21740



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