Volunteer in yellow traffic vest helping with special event
Volunteer helping with special event

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"I'm always proud to say that I volunteer at Fredericksburg. We put the visitors first and always greet them with a smile. We answer their questions and help guide them--but we don't tell them what they have to do. We are always willing to take the extra time to research a visitor's ancestor. I volunteer because I was raised to give back to the community, and I love getting a visitor interested in the Civil War or making a child excited to be here."

- VIP Elizabeth Shaw

The Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park consists of an enthusiastic, diverse group of people who share their time with a place they love. The park offers a variety of experiences for its volunteer staff designed around the needs and interests of the volunteers. Some participate once a year in a special event, while others volunteer once a week all year long. Still others stay in the park for several months working a 40-hour work week. Some volunteers are seeking employment or are preparing to enter the work force, some are retired individuals who wish to give something back to a cause they consider to be worthwhile.

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    Last updated: July 30, 2023

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    120 Chatham Ln
    Fredericksburg, VA 22405


    540 693-3200

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