• Construction/Maintenance • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
Two Hours Supervision Training
Two Hours Exotic Plant Identification & Herbicide Application Training
Two Hours Cemetery Headstone Cleaning Training
Two Hours Fence Construction Training
Volunteer projects generally take place on Saturday mornings from 8 AM to 1 PM six to eight times per year. Some weekday projects, such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, take place on weekdays.
Stones River National Battlefield coordinates several projects for community volunteers each year. Some projects are performed by groups of 15-30 volunteers such as scout groups and local college students. Other project days aim to include more than 100 volunteers as part of a nationwide event such as National Public Lands Day and Park Day.
National Public Lands Day is the largest volunteer, hands-on effort in the country. Last year more than 175,000 people participated at more than 2,000 sites.
Stones River National Battlefield needs volunteers to serve as squad bosses to lead teams of 6-10 people during these projects.
Squad Bosses will be in charge of 6-10 volunteers working to perform a number of tasks including: remove exotic plants, build historic fences, maintain and improve trails, clean national cemetery headstones, and pick up trash. Squad Bosses are responsible for managing their team’s actions and keeping squad members on task.
Ability to use and teach the safe use of hand tools such as loppers, hand saws, shovels, rakes, and hammers.