Maintenance Volunteers-in-Parks

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park is an urban park with 250 acres of forest, visitor trails, streams and rivers, and visitor areas. Maintenance Volunteers-in-Parks assist Maintenance workers with general maintenance indoors and outdoors, invasive plant management, building split-rail fences, and other tasks that preserve this Revolutionary War battlefield. Maintenance volunteers typically work from Spring through Fall.

 
Two male volunteers cut English Ivy from a tree
Two male volunteers pull English Ivy from a tree.

Rebecca Lowe

Maintenance Volunteers-in-Parks

It takes a lot of people power to maintain a National Park, especially an urban park that is used by hundreds of local residents a day! The Maintenance Division relies on Volunteers to maintain the trails and the visitor center building. The following are activities that our Volunteers perform to make the park a safe environment!

  • Invasive Plant Management – the removal of plans like Japanese stilt grass, English ivy, multiflora rose, and periwinkle that are a critical threat to the natural and cultural landscape of the Guilford Courthouse battlefield

  • Removing deadfall and leaves from trails using tools or leaf blowers

  • Trash clean up

  • Cleaning wayside exhibits and tour road signs

  • Prepping the park and Visitor Center for special events

  • The Park does not recruit volunteers who are completing a court-ordered community service.

To request schedule availability to volunteer, please contact Vicki Boyce at e-mail us

What to expect as a volunteer:

What we hope you will get out of volunteering, is a sense of pride for taking care of your local National Park and restoring the battlefield to its 1781 appearance!

Maintenance Volunteers will work outdoors in different temperatures, interact with a variety of plants and animals (poisonous and nonpoisonous), and speak with visitors about the park as they work. The staff trains volunteers to use tools whether manual or electrical. You may experience heat exhaustion, dehydration, tick bites, encounters with an animal, and any other mild injuries from working outdoors. Expect to get dirty in the field and learn a new skill, or strenghten your current skills.

Depending on the season and temperatures, we request that you spend at least 3 hours a week volunteering. We welcome groups to come on one time occasions for a 3-4 hour period. If you come once, we hope you will come again! Repeat volunteers will wear an official park volunteer shirt.

Last updated: June 7, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2332 New Garden Road
Greensboro, NC 27410

Phone:

(336) 288-1776

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