Three children and a women stand in front of a male volunteer in a union soldier uniform plays a banjo.
Volunteer plays a banjo for visitors.


Volunteer: Your National Park Needs You!

Fort Smith National Historic Site relies on volunteers for assistance throughout the year. VIPs (Volunteers-In-Parks) work in various capacities. VIPs do everything from black powder demonstrations in living history events to providing visitor services at the front desk. Others assist in the library and museum collection by researching, doing general office tasks, and helping with site and equipment maintenance. All positions are important! Besides looking great on a resume, volunteering at Fort Smith National Historic Site is enjoyable and leaves a lasting sense of accomplishment to all involved.

No experience is necessary - only a desire to help preserve and protect America's natural and cultural heritage for the enjoyment of this and future generations. Volunteers are needed year-round and training is provided, along with uniforms for volunteers who work with the public. Many opportunities exist for volunteering, and we work to match your interests with our needs.

If you are interested in learning more about the volunteer opportunities or would like a volunteer application, please contact the VIP Coordinator:

Cody Faber, VIP Coordinator
Fort Smith National Historic Site
301 Parker Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72902
e-mail us

For more information about other volunteer opportunies, check out America's Natural and Cultural Resources Volunteer Portal - Volunteer.gov


Volunteer Opportunities

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    Last updated: June 7, 2024

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    301 Parker Ave
    Fort Smith, AR 72901


    479 783-3961

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