Resources for VolunteersThe following are resources for Guilford Courthouse National Military Park VIPs (Volunteers-in-Parks) to aid your development. These documents and reports will increase your knowledge and help you be better stewards of the park. If you are not a volunteer, feel free to take a look and see what it is like to be one! If you are interested in volunteering, please visit the Volunteer landing page to see what opportunities we offer.
Volunteer Manual and Policies
The Volunteer Manual and associated policies are the framework of the Volunteer program. Volunteers will reference these documents as a resource and understand the full expectations outlined in the policies. This documents accompany the individual Volunteer Position Descriptions. Click the following PDF links to download the manual and policies.
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Volunteers-in-Parks Manual (coming soon)
The following is a list of suggested books to read to familiarize yourself with the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution, and colonial North Carolina backcountry society and culture. The following is not a definitive list, and the park has an entire library of resources dedicated to that time period that volunteers can access.
- Another Such Victory: The Story of American Defeat at Guilford Courthouse that Helped Win the War for Independence by Thomas E. Baker
- Long, Obstinate, and Bloody: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse by Lawrence E. Babits & Joshua B. Howard
- The Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas by John Buchanan
- The Cowpens-Guilford Courthouse Campaign by Burke Davis
The following is a list of suggested books about the National Park Service, and commemoration at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park to bolster your knowledge of the stewardship of federal lands, and commemoration of history and memory. These books will lay the groundwork for practice in historical interpretation.
- Guide to the Monuments: Guilford Courthouse National Military Park by Scott P. Culclasure, photos by Jim Plyler
- Interpreting our Heritage by Freeman Tilden, fourth edition
- Introduction to the National Park Service: The History of the NPS http://provalenslearning.com/courses/introduction-to-the-national-park-service-the-history-of-the-nps-2014
- Foundations of Interpretation: http://provalenslearning.com/courses/foundations-of-interpretation
- How to Prepare an Interpretive Program: http://provalenslearning.com/courses/how-to-prepare-an-interpretive-program-webcast