A woman in a volunteer uniform speaks to schoolchildren in a historic building.
Volunteer Rache Foote speaking to schoolchildren in the Friends Meetinghouse.

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Each year, hundreds of thousands of people help take care of their public lands. Volunteering gives you hands-on experience in a national park: a chance to work with professional national park staff and to interact with other national park visitors.

If You Are Interested

Fill out an application form and send it to the park's volunteer coordinator. We will keep your application for up to one year and contact you if we have a need that matches your skills and interests.

Volunteer Project Days

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site enlists local volunteers and volunteer organizations to keep the park looking worthy of the 31st President of the United States. These projects are great opportunities to get involved hands-on with your local national park. The type of work depends on the season and the needs of the park. Volunteers may help park staff maintain the historic landscape or reconstruct the 81-acre tallgrass prairie.

Check the schedule of events for the next volunteer project date. Projects are normally scheduled during National Park Week in April and on National Public Lands Day in September. Additional dates may be available for groups interested in helping. If you can help, contact us at (319) 643-2541.

Plan to dress for the weather and wear comfortable work clothes. Water, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses, and hats are recommended. Long pants and closed-toe footwear are required.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Last updated: June 12, 2015

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 607
West Branch, IA 52358


(319) 643-2541

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