Volunteer

 

INTERPRETATION AND EDUCATION

Visitor Services Volunteer

Volunteering in interpretation and education provides the opportunity to share your love of history and introduce visitors and students from all walks of life to the stories of Hampton. Help visitors to connect with the rich history of the Ridgely estate by conducting tours of the gardens, grounds, home farm, and Georgian mansion. Volunteer interpreters staff the visitor center to welcome visitors and provide general information about the site, its history, and resources.

As we encourage more schoolchildren to visit Hampton, our volunteers will be crucial to the success of our educational program. By teaching students about Hampton’s history and providing kids with positive park experiences, volunteers can help to foster among those children a sense of stewardship for our National Parks.

Working Conditions:

Work is both indoor and outdoor in nature. Volunteers should be prepared for wide extremes in weather - in the summer it can get very hot and humid, averaging between 90 and 98 degrees, and in the winter it can be very cold and blustery, averaging between 38 degrees and freezing! Long hours of walking and standing are also required. Bending and light lifting may be required!

Requirements:

A willingness to engage in public speaking is a must! Our volunteers are required to donate at least eight (8) hours of time a month, generally over the course of two days. Volunteers are needed for weekdays and weekends.

MAINTENANCE

With the mansion, Hampton Hall, as its centerpiece Hampton National Historic Site is home to several historic buildings and maintenance volunteers with skills in light carpentry or painting help our staff to preserve these structures.

Working Conditions:

Work is both indoor and outdoor in nature. Volunteers should be prepared for wide extremes in weather - in the summer it can get very hot and humid, averaging between 90 and 98 degrees, and in the winter it can be very cold and blustery, averaging between 38 degrees and freezing! Bending and light lifting may be required.

Requirements:

Our volunteers are required to donate eight (8) hours of time a month, generally over the course of two days. Volunteers are needed for weekdays.

PAW PATROL

Would you and your faithful canine companion like to help preserve and protect the magnificent landscape of Hampton National Historic site? Join the Hampton Paw Patrol to assist in patrolling the park grounds, modeling good dog-owner behavior, and educating visitors about the park and its history.

By regularly walking the grounds and communicating with the staff, Paw Patrollers can assist rangers in keeping the park beautiful and safe, and have the opportunity to welcome new visitors to learn more about Hampton’s grounds and the stories of those who lived and worked there.

Dogs participating in the Paw Patrol program must provide documentation of current vaccinations and boosters. They must also demonstrate behavior consistent with the AKC Canine Good Citizen standards. All applicants will be interviewed on site by the program coordinator.

Paw Patrollers are required to donate a minimum of eight (8) hours per month.

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Natural Resources Volunteer

With 62 acres of natural landscape and a series of formal gardens, the grounds of Hampton provide visitors with the opportunity to experience 200 years of evolution in gardening history by simply enjoying a quiet walk among the trees and flower beds. Preserving this landscape is the responsibility of our Resource Management team, but this cannot be accomplished without the dedication of our volunteers. Volunteers are invited to help maintain the gardens and assist with invasive plant management.

Cultural Resources Volunteer

Hampton's museum collections of 18th and 19th century fine and decorative arts are nationally renowned. Volunteers are needed to assist with a range of related curatorial tasks including seasonal changes in period rooms, annual inventory, and collections cataloging.

Working Conditions:

Work is both indoor and outdoor in nature. Volunteers should be prepared for wide extremes in weather - in the summer it can get very hot and humid, averaging between 90 and 98 degrees, and in the winter it can be very cold and blustery, averaging between 38 degrees and freezing. Bending and light lifting may be required.

Requirements:

Our volunteers are required to donate eight (8) hours of time a month, generally over the course of two days. Volunteers are needed for weekdays.

 

How To Apply

Prospective volunteers must submit an application and go through an interview process. Successful completion of both will find you in the proud uniform of a Volunteer-In-Parks, recounting the rich histories of the people of Hampton.

You may contact the Volunteer Office either by e-mail: Volunteer Coordinator, or telephone: 410-962-4290, x207.

Visit Volunteer.Gov to apply today.

Last updated: December 18, 2017

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