Minute Man National Historical Park relies on a strong and vibrant community of volunteers and interns. We are honored when the public approach us and ask how to get involved with the park. Volunteers work in the park helping rangers, guiding the public in the visitor centers, presenting programs, or helping keep the park’s natural environment clean.
How to become a volunteer
Step 1. Choose A Volunteer Position
Step 2. Fill out the application.Please download and fill out the application. Email the completed application HERE or send it to “Minute Man NHP, 174 Liberty Street, Concord, MA 01742”.
Click HERE to download the application.
See DEADLINES below
Step 3. Make an interview appointment.All perspective volunteers are interviewed by the park’s Volunteer Coordinator, Ranger Roger Fuller. Please email him with your position selection(s) and your general availability, as well as the reasons you are interested in volunteering at the park. You may do this in tandem with sending the application.
Click HERE to make an appointment.
Visitor Guides are part of our Interpretation division. They serve a vital role in our park, since they are often the first park staff visitors see. Visitor Guides orient the public, making sure that visitors receive all the information they need. This includes providing maps and seasonal programs to visitors, and giving suggestions about what activities going on in park might interest them.
The Guides also answer visitor questions on a variety of topics, from the Battle of Lexington and Concord to where the park facilities are located. Guides can also present programs to the public.
Work locations include the North Bridge, where staff give daily talks and walks about the Battle of Lexington and Concord and about those who fought that day. Other locations include battle sites such as Elm Brook Hill or Parker’s Revenge.
Visitor Guide Uniform
Interpretation volunteers wear an issued, park-specific uniform consisting of a polo shirt, cap or sun hat, and namebars. Volunteers provide their own business casual trousers or skirt, and footwear. Headgear is always worn outdoors but never indoors. Outerwear is also provided.
Visitor Guide Training
All selected volunteers participate in a day-long orientation session (for dates see DEADLINES below). Further training information will be emailed to volunteers.
Training will include standard operating procedures, interpretation, and a general overview of the park. Additional training will be provided depending on a volunteer’s specific position.
Natural Resource Caretaker
Natural Resource Caretakers help maintain the natural and ecological beauty of the park. With over 1000 acres of gardens, forests, hiking trails, farmland, and pastureland to maintain, stewardship is an integral part of park maintenance. Caretakers help restore various habitats, refurbish pastures, and inventory wildlife. Depending on their area of focus and interest, Caretakers may work in the garden, do trail maintenance, or collect data about plants, trees, or wetlands.
Last updated: November 14, 2022