Vol­un­teer op­por­tu­ni­ties open at Pam­plin

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PETERS­BURG — Pam­plin His­tor­i­cal Park and The Na­tional Mu­seum of the Civil War Soldier is of­fer­ing fun vol­un­teer op­por­tu­ni­ties to help pre­serve his­tory, and pro­mote ed­u­ca­tion.

As Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy said, "We cel­e­brate the past to awaken the fu­ture." Park staff will share in­for­ma­tion on vol­un­teer op­por­tu­ni­ties at the park and hold on-site in­ter­views on Tues­day, Jan. 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Satur­day, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thurs­day, Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Na­tional Mu­seum of the Civil War Soldier, lo­cated at 6125 Boy­d­ton Plank Road, Peters­burg, VA 23803.

These vol­un­teer re­cruit­ment open houses are held in prepa­ra­tion for the busy spring field trip and travel sea­son. Vol­un­teers are vi­tal in as­sist­ing park staff with vis­i­tor needs, es­pe­cially dur­ing the busy school sea­son.

Vol­un­teers may as­sist in a va­ri­ety of ar­eas that fo­cus on the park’s goal to help pre­serve his­tory and pro­mote ed­u­ca­tion. Vol­un­teers from all walks of life are wel­come to at­tend: ma­ture teenagers who want to ex­pand their life ex­pe­ri­ence, re­tirees who have time to do some­thing they have al­ways wanted to do, un­em­ployed cit­i­zens who want to keep their skills sharp, and col­lege stu­dents who want to give back to the com­mu­nity.

The ques­tion of why to vol­un­teer is best summed up by Martin Luther King, Jr.’s state­ment, “Life’s most per­sis­tent and ur­gent ques­tion is, what are you do­ing for oth­ers?”

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Chris­tine Wue­bker Sr., ed­u­ca­tion, in­ter­pre­ta­tion and vol­un­teer spe­cial­ist, at 804-861-2408 or email cwue­[email protected]­plin­park.org.

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