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Josiah Henson Park - Tour Guide

Location:

Josiah Henson Special Park
11420 Old Georgetown Rd
N. Bethesda, MD 20852

Description

Enjoy meeting new people and sharing your love of history? Become a part of history! Learn about Rev. Josiah Henson, from his life as a slave on the historic Isaac Riley Farm, to his work as Methodist minister, abolitionist, Canadian freeman, author and international speaker. Join us at the Henson Historic Site as a volunteer tour guide, providing tours for audiences of all ages. [Pre-registration for training is required.]

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Student Service Learning

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

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Living History Interpreters - Docents, Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood

Location:

Agricultural History Farm Park
18400 Muncaster Road
Derwood, MD 20855

Description

The Agricultural History Farm Park is seeking those with a love of history to share their time and talents in telling the story of Montgomery County's rich agricultural and cultural heritage! Living history interpreter docents will help visitors connect to the history of the Farm by:

- Inviting visitors into our 1908 Farmhouse
- Leading visitors on tours of the house and surrounding grounds
- Providing historical information in a meaningful and knowledgeable manner
- Wearing historical costumes that will help visitors further understand the customs and culture of the early 20th century

Living history interpreter docents must complete 16 hours of non-costumed shadowing and on-site training before working independently. Hours available weekends and weekdays. Some scheduled hours may require work with special programs and school groups. This position requires long periods of standing, sitting, walking, and working in a variety of weather conditions.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 14

Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning

Job Type: Short-term (1-8 weeks), Seasonal (2-6 months), Long-term (6 months+)

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Oakley Cabin Tour Guide, Olney, April - November

Location:

Oakley Cabin
3610 Brookeville Road
Olney, MD 20832

Description

Love meeting people from the past? Want to share your passion for history with folks? Oakley Cabin African American Museum may be the place for you!

Join us and become a trained tour guide who will share with visitors of all ages the rich history of Oakley Cabin's early African American residents of the 1800s. Free Training available and SSL hours are available for students who complete training and are able to provide a minimum number of hikes throughout the year.

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Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Scout

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months), Long-term (6 months+)

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Woodlawn Manor Tour Guide, Woodlawn Manor Park Cultural, Sandy Spring

Location:

Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park
16501 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Description

Lead groups on guided tour of the Woodlawn Museum and other historic buildings of Woodlawn Manor, a 19th century plantation. Share information about the Plamer family that owned the property for nearly a century and its other residents. Learn about the history of local Quaker, free and enslaved communities as well as local agricultural practices. Volunteers may also be called upon to lead hands-on activities during special programs.

If you have a love of history, enjoy working with the public and admire beautiful scenery this will be a great volunteer opportunity for you!

This position is SSL approved. The barn is currenly only open on Saturdays and Sundays.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months), Long-term (6 months+)

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Woodlawn Museum Greeter, Woodlawn Manor Park Cultural, Sandy Spring

Location:

Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park
16501 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Description

Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park has recently opened a beautiful new museum in its Stone Barn. This amazing historic facility tells the story of a bustling farm, its community and those who made a bold bid for freedom on the Underground Railroad.

Volunteer Greeters will welcome visitors to the Woodlawn Museum and provide them with an orientation to the barn and historic property.

Volunteers will be stationed inside the Museum and ensure that visitors have registered for admission at the Visitor Center before touring the Museum. Volunteers may also be called upon to deliver hands-on interpretive history programming.

If you have a love of history, enjoy working with the public and admire beautiful scenery this will be a great volunteer opportunity for you!

This position is SSL approved.  The barn is currenly only open on Saturdays and Sundays.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning

Job Type: Seasonal (2-6 months), Long-term (6 months+)

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