Support Lincoln Home National Historic Site! As a volunteer you can provide programs for visitors, assist rangers with the protection of park resources, and interact with the public. There is a myriad of rewarding opportunities awaiting you. Share your talents today!

Learn more about Lincoln Home's volunteer opportunities, including its 'Trails and Rails' program, below.

If you have questions about the park's volunteer program contact Volunteer Coordinator Kyle McGrogan at 217-391-3212.

If you find a volunteer opportunity that you are interested in, please complete and send the Volunteer Application to the park's Volunteer Coordinator Kyle McGrogan at kyle_mcgrogan@nps.gov.

two trails and rails volunteers standing in front of a train
'Trails and Rails' volunteers have enjoyable and rewarding experiences.
Trails and Rails
Presents talks about Central Illinois while on board an Amtrak train from Springfield, IL to Chicago, IL and back. Provides directions, answers questions, and shows props representative of Illinois.

Living History
Dress in 1850-1860 period clothing. Volunteers portray characters in first and third person living history. All necessary training will be provided.

Maintenance Gardener
Assists in planting, watering and maintaining plants in the park and with other maintenance tasks related to the Cultural Landscape Plan.

Junior Ranger
Program Assistant
Sets up and staffs Junior Ranger program table. Distributes the park’s Junior Ranger program booklets and provides children with Junior Ranger badge, upon successful completion of Junior Ranger booklet activities. Training and props will be provided.

Heirloom Gardener
Educates visitors about the heirloom garden. Also plants, mulches, waters, weeds, an
d harvests produce from the Dean Heirloom kitchen garden.

Lincoln Home Tour Docent
Leads thematic Lincoln Home tours for the public and organized groups. Must have public speaking experience and the ability to work with a diversity of groups. A minimum of four hours per week is required from March through November.
two front desk volunteers interacting with visitors
Front desk volunteers create enjoyable experiences for all who visit the park!

Last updated: May 2, 2018

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413 S. 8th Street
Springfield, IL 62701


(217) 492-4241

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