Volunteer opportunities open at Pamplin
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.