Volunteers clean up around reproduction of soldier camp site.
Park Day 2018: Volunteers and staff members clean up debris at a reproduction of a soldier camp. Photo was taken at Tour Stop 3 of the Eastern Front Unit.



Petersburg National Battlefield has one of the most beautiful and extensive trail systems in south-central Virginia. If you are interested in helping to maintain the trails, consider participating in the Adopt-A-Trail program. Click here for more information.

Volunteer Positions:
For anyone interested in volunteering, please contact the Park Volunteer Coordinator, Meredith Courteau at 804-732-3571 ext. 301 or Meredith_Courteau@partner.nps.gov

On-Going Positions:
Greet Public at Visitor Center: Provide critical first contact with visitors. Accept fees, handle bookstore sales, orient visitors to park, answer questions. May advance to providing interpretive presentations with adequate experience and training.

Historical Researcher: Study original period documents and reference materials related to the Civil War in general and the Siege of Petersburg in particular. Write papers on findings to add to our knowledge base.

Trail Patrol (Foot, Bike or Horse): Wear proper Volunteer identification. Patrol trails to offer assistance, maps, and directions to visitors. Flag hazard trees or other hazards and map for treatment by Maintenance Division. This position involves NO LAW ENFORCEMENT.

Boundary Assistant: Assist with the marking and clearing of the park boundary. Ensure that corner monuments are clearly marked and visible and the boundary line is clear of vegetation. Assist with the removal of debris and trash.

Resource Management Volunteer: Work with park resource management staff in a variety of natural and cultural resource functions. Duties may include plant and animal inventories, invasive plant removal, GIS/GPS projects, photo documentation of projects, earthwork management projects, assisting with environmental compliance and natural research projects.

Trail Maintenance: Perform a wide variety of trail maintenance activities to include erosion control, sustainability projects and clearing.

Last updated: March 6, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Petersburg National Battlefield Administration Office
1539 Hickory Hill Road

Petersburg, VA 23803


(804) 732-3531 x203
Office Telephone As of Oct. 7, 2020, telephones in the visitor center are not working. Please e-mail questions to the address listed.

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