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Volunteer at Lowell National Historical Park

Volunteers are a vital part of the National Park Service. Each year thousands of people around the country work to keep our parks vibrant and special for future generations.

To learn more about volunteering at Lowell National Historical Park volunteer program please contact the Park Volunteer Coordinator at 978-275-1740 or contact us.

Popular volunteer jobs include:

 
The front desk at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum
The front desk at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum

Photo: Meg Moore

Visitor Services

Assist visitors at the front desk by answering questions about the park and telling the stories of Lowell.

Requirments:
  • Must be 16 years of age
  • Hours: At least one 4 hour shift per week
  • Assist visitors with planning their visit and answer questions about park exhibits
  • Training and uniform provided

 
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A museum guide at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum

Photo: NPS

Museum Guide

Museum Guides engage visitors, provide informal talks, and share stories of Lowell's past and present.

Requirments:
  • Must have public speaking skills
  • Hours: At least one 4 hour shift per week. The park is open 7 days a week
  • Staff museum and exhibit sites, engage with visitors, provide informal talks, and operate audio-video equipment for orientation films
  • Training and uniform provided

 
A Trolley Outside the Boott Mill
A Trolley Outside the Boott Mill

Photo: Jim Higgins

Trolley Flagger

Spend the day riding alongside our motormen on our iconic trolleys. You will be flagging traffic, assisting visitors aboard, and preparing cars for each run!

Requirements:
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Hours: At least one 4 hour shift per week
  • Willingness to work outdoors, rain or shine
  • Training and uniform provided

 
A first mate ties off a boat
A First Mate Ties Off a Boat

Photo: NPS

First Mate

Volunteers on our canal boats get to spend their day on the water assisting boat captains by securing lines, opening gatehouses, and assisting with visitor safety!

Requirements:
  • Must be entering high school or older
  • Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. one day per week, July through August
  • This oppurtunity involves working outdoors - rain or shine
  • Training and uniform provided
Canal boats are not in opperation for 2021. Please check back in 2022 for First Mate oppurtunities.
 
Two volunteers at the Lowell Folk Festival
Two volunteers at the Lowell Folk Festival

Photo: NPS

Lowell Folk Festival

Volunteers at the Lowell Folk Festival will work with community members at a job of their choice: set up, take down, stage assistant, bucket brigade, sales, information booth, music loggging, transportation, and more.

Requirments:
  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Hours: 4 hours or more during the last full weekend in July (July 26-28)
  • Willingness to work outside, rain or shine
  • Training and uniform provided
For more information visit http://lowellfolkfestival.org/get-involved/volunteer/

The Lowell Folk Festival is canceled for 2021. Please check back in 2022 for volunteer oppurtunities.

Last updated: April 14, 2021

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Mailing Address:

67 Kirk Street
Lowell , MA 01852

Phone:

978 970-5000

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