• Historical Preservation • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
Minimum age: none (under 18 must have parental approval; under 12 must have parental supervision)
Benefits to the volunteer:
Share your love of history with National Park visitors. Reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses may be available. Additional awards may be given based on the number of hours donated.
Goal or outcome of the job:
Provide park visitors with opportunities to make intellectual and emotional connections to the War of 1812 and how it affected civilians.
Volunteers will dress in 1800-1820s period clothing to portray early nineteenth century civilians. They will answer visitor questions, greet visitors, present a skill, and share their knowledge of war of 1812 and civilian life. Historic clothing and period equipment will be provided.
Costumed interpreters must enjoy working with park visitors, be able to remain calm and courteous during busy times and emergencies, communicate effectively with the public and with park staff. Knowledge of early 19th century history and War of 1812 is preferred but not required.
Training or other preparation required to begin:
A general park orientation which will include training in the National Park Service mission, safety, basic interpretive skills, and park history. Historic clothing will be provided.
Most work will be outdoors. Volunteers should in good physical condition and capable of standing or walking outdoors in hot or cold weather. Historic clothing may not be comfortable in all weather.
Send your application to:
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial
Attn.: Robert Whitman
PO Box 549
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
If you have questions, call Robert Whitman at (419) 285-2184 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.