Two women dressed in historical clothing
There are a variety of ways to support the park's mission and help visitors find inspiration in Frederick Douglass's legacy.

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The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site is part of the administration unit, National Capital Parks - East. Please contact the Partnerships, Volunteer and Youth Programs division by email: NACE_Volunteers@nps.gov, by phone: (202) 437-7518, or through the Volunteer Interest Form for further information about volunteering at National Capital Parks - East.

Become a steward of Cedar Hill by joining the Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program. Volunteers are essential for taking care of the site and connecting visitors to America's national treasures.

You can volunteer on your own or with a group. Volunteers help us accomplish our mission by:

  • Operating the front desk at the visitor center
  • Removing litter and invasive plant species
  • Assisting with special events
  • Working on projects
  • Giving educational programs and tours of the historic house

We welcome volunteers of all ages. Youth under 18 may volunteer with written consent from a parent or guardian. Your company, organization, or school can volunteer as a group for special events, to fulfill community service hours, or just to support the site.

Volunteers remove vines from a lawn
Students get their community service hours by removing invasive species from the site.


Last updated: May 31, 2023

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Mailing Address:

1411 W Street SE
Washington, DC 20020


This phone number is to the ranger offices at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.

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