Saugus Iron Works is always looking for volunteers!
Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs) work side-by-side with National Park Service employees to manage and operate our National Parks. Whether you work behind the scenes or with park visitors, you can make a difference and have a fullfilling experience working as a volunteer. Many NPS employees began their careers as a volunteer. Learn more about volunteering.
Individuals and organizational volunteers alike keep Saugus Iron Works a beautiful and engaging place to volunteer and to visit.
Some of the valued work volunteers have done:
- Present blacksmithing demonstrations.
- Removed invasive plants from the Saugus River.
- Scanned thousands of historic photos.
- Transcribed historic documents.
- Planted native wetland plants.
- Maintained the Nature Trail.
- Rebuilt waterwheels.
- Cataloged and labeled library books.
- Made reproduction tools for interpretive demonstrations.
- Helped staff the visitor center
For volunteering opportunities in Interpretation, including welcoming visitors to Saugus Iron Works, assisting rangers with tours, school programs, and presenting living history programs at special events, email Curtis White or call him at 978-360-0191.
Student Employment Opportunities
The Massachusetts Area Parks Students Career Intake Program (SCIP) enables college-aged interns from urban and minority communities to gain work experience in national parks through a structured progression of career training and agency immersion. Participation is designed to lead to permanent employment with NPS.
For volunteering opportunities in Cultural Resources Management, including the care of Saugus Iron Works' collections and historical research, email Emily Murphy.
For volunteering opportunities in Maintenance, including carpentry, painting, and grounds work to preserve Saugus Iron Works' historic buildings and landscape, email Jeremy Bumagin.