Volunteer

VIP Members of the 240th MP
Volunteers Needed!

Help Preserve WWII history at the Home of FDR

Join the 240th MP Bn. (Recreated)

The Roosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS, along with a dedicated staff of volunteers, has brought the 1940s back to life at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Through living history displays and educational programming, visitors can interact and learn about the soldiers who protected President Roosevelt’s Springwood estate and about life in America during WWII.

To join, contact Park Guide Michael Twardy at:
(845)229-6225
Michael_twardy@nps.gov
 
Looking For Volunteers For Val-Kill Exhibit
The National Park Service is recruiting for volunteers to work in the Stone Cottage at the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site. The exhibits, focus on Eleanor Roosevelt's early political life and her associations with politically active women in the 1920's and 1930's, as well as Val-Kill Industries and her life at Val-Kill during FDR's lifetime. Volunteers are needed to welcome visitors to the Stone Cottage and be available to answer questions as visitors enjoy the self-guided exhibits. The park is looking for people who are willing to commit at least 4 hours a day each week. Specify Val-Kill Exhibit on your application (located at the bottom of this page).

If you have questions please call Franceska Macsali-Urbin at 845-229-6225.
 
Dig In!

We need volunteer gardeners to assist with the restoration and maintenance of the Val-Kill landscape. Volunteers will work under the direction of the park horticulturist on projects throughout the landscape. The volunteer gardening program takes place on Wednesdays from 9:00 am–12:00 pm. Gardening experience is not required.

Call Anna de Cordova, NPS Horticulturist at 845-229-4218, or email anna_decordova@nps.gov for more information.
 

Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site

Volunteer Opportunities

Have you ever wanted to work at a National Park assisting visitors? Does early 20th century history fascinate you? Do you like leading tours and giving public presentations?

If any of the above intrigues you, consider becoming a volunteer. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available at Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites including:

Visitor Services/Interpretation

· Assisting the interpretive staff conducting tours in the FDR home, Val-Kill, or Vanderbilt Mansion, and on the grounds.

· Assisting the interpretive staff at the visitor center information desks answering questions, and providing information about the park and surrounding area.

· Assisting the interpretive staff in "backing up" large tour and school groups.

Train Volunteers

  • If you are a person interested in history, and riding trains, there are opportunities available to volunteer with the National Park Service's Trails to Rails program. Volunteers ride on Amtrak trains presenting programs to riders.

Garden Volunteers

· If you enjoy working outdoors, and are interested in gardening, there are opportunities available to volunteer with the Beatrix Farrand Garden Association or the Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association.


For more information about becoming a volunteer, please contact the park volunteer coordinator at 845-229-7770 or by email.

VIP Application - Please download and mail (not email) to:
Margaret Laffin
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS
4097 Albany Post Rd
Hyde Park NY 12538

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4097 Albany Post Rd
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Phone:

(845) 229-9115

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