A volunteer points out wildflowers for a tour group.
A volunteer leads a nature walk on the grounds of Sagamore Hill


A round patch with a centered National Park Service Arrowhead surrounded by a green band with "volunteer" written around it.

Theodore Roosevelt did his part during the Spanish American War by forming a regiment known as the 'Rough Riders', 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry. You can do your part by volunteering at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site!

Sagamore Hill could not function as it does today without its volunteers. Our volunteer program allows the site's staff to accomplish a wide range of activities that need to be done, but cannot always be done with limits on money and person-power. A core group of over sixty volunteers - retirees, parents, high school and college students –contributed over 8,000 hours of effort with a value of $100,000 dollars last year to Sagamore Hill. Volunteers provide tours to thousands of visitors and school children each year, answer telephones, and greet visitors at the museum. They catalog and care for thousands of papers and museum objects related to the Roosevelt family. Volunteers also perform much needed maintenance on the fences, fields, structures and infrastructure of Sagamore Hill. Their efforts allow park staff to focus on long-term projects, planning, and many other tasks.

Sagamore Hill currently has an active group of over 60 volunteers. We are not recruiting new volunteers at this time, but you are welcome to contact us about potential future opportunities.

If you’re interested in looking for other volunteer opportunities, either locally or throughout the United States, you can check www.volunteer.gov or www.serve.gov.

Last updated: April 20, 2022

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Mailing Address:

20 Sagamore Hill Road
Oyster Bay, NY 11771


516 922-4788
Main phone line for Sagamore Hill NHS.

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