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Volunteering is an American tradition that has made an immeasurable contribution to communities, organizations, and individuals throughout the country. Through the VIP Program, the NPS works hand-in-hand with communities to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in meaningful and mutually beneficial volunteer opportunities.Volunteers are integral to the success and function of Petersburg National Battlefield!


Volunteer Coordinator: (804) 732-3571 ext. 202 or e-mail us
6 living historians dressed as Federal soldiers pose next to a cannon.
Each summer interested volunteers go through training to participate in the Artillery Demonstration Crew.


Become a part of our team! Position-based volunteer opportunities for individuals vary and can involve working behind the scenes or on the front line in positions ranging from visitor services to natural resource management. Some positions are specialized and require particular talents, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as a background check. Other positions only require a desire and willingness to volunteer.


Your group--whether it's a scout troop, a family, a class, or a group of coworkers--can come to volunteer together! Work projects vary depending upon the time of year, park needs, age of the participants, special skills, and group size (most projects are designed for 5 to 25 people). Contact us to coordinate your volunteer project!


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Position-based volunteer opportunities, when available, will be posted on Volunteer.gov and displayed below.

Last updated: March 13, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Petersburg National Battlefield Administration Office
1539 Hickory Hill Road

Petersburg, VA 23803


804 732-3531 x200
If you cannot reach us by phone - please e-mail questions to the address listed.

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