Two women cleaning a sign in the military park.
Two volunteers painting a cannon carriage.


Volunteers are an essential part of Vicksburg National Military Park’s mission. So much of what we do would not be possible without our volunteers. The National Park Service’s Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program was created to provide volunteer opportunities to members of the community that would be mutually beneficial to both the park and its volunteers.

There are several ways you can get involved with volunteering at the park. You can volunteer on a regular basis or you can attend one of our major service events throughout the year. We have positions that can fit any schedule. Some examples include:

  • Interpretation Visitor Information Services

  • Photography

  • Park WATCH (PSAR)

  • Living History

  • Youth Program Assistant

We also occasionally offer virtual volunteer positions. They are the perfect way to support the park from afar and from the comfort of your own home. Past opportunities have included:

  • Education Program Reviewer

  • Education Program Illustrator

All current volunteer opportunities can be found online at volunteer.gov and on this webpage. If you don't see anything you are interested in, but would still like to volunteer, contact the park’s Volunteer Coordinator at (601) 636-0583 extension: 2969 or via email here. We can try to find something just for you!

white military headstones in a green grassy field
Headstones in Vicksburg National Cemetery

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National Public Land's Day

Headstone Spraying in Vicksburg National Cemetery

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm. Check-In begins at 7:30am

Located within Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg National Cemetery is the final resting place for over 18,000 U.S. Veterans -- 17,000 of those being Union Civil War soldiers -- a number unmatched by any other National Cemetery.

Working alongside National Park Service staff and fellow volunteers, volunteers will utilize a special cleaning solution to return each historic veteran headstone to its brilliant white color.

No scrubbing will be necessary!

This event is a part of the National Environmental Education Foundation's (NEEF) annual event, National Public Land's Day (NPLD). NPLD is the nation's largest single-day volunteer event for public lands. Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, this celebration brings out thousands of volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country.

Follow this link to register and join the event!

Living History Program
Living History volunteers firing the reproduction civil war cannon.

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Living History

We also offer a Living History Program, and living history volunteer opportunities regularly. If you are interested in becoming part of our living history crew, please let us know by calling (601) 636-0583, extension 2967 or via email here.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Last updated: September 6, 2022

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3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183


601 636-0583

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