Volunteer at Hopewell Furnace National Historic SiteVolunteers are a vital part of the National Park Service. Each year thousands of people around the country work to keep our parks vibrant and special for future generations.
All volunteer positions will be posted on volunteer.gov. Simply search "Elverson, PA" for available positions.
To learn more about volunteering, please visit volunteer.gov or contact us at 610-582-8773.
Visitor ServicesAssist visitors at the front desk by answering questions about the park and telling the stories of Hopewell Furnace.
Living HistoryHelp provide visitors with a picture of what it was like to live and work at Hopewell Furnace by demonstrating historic activities including quilting, sewing, cooking, blacksmithing, and charcoal making.
Cultural ResourcesWork with Cultural Resource staff to create a digital index of the 19th century account books from Hopewell Furnace. Account books document information including payments to 19th century workers, their store purchases and payments from dealers. Project goal is for books to be searchable by book types, dates, names of individuals, and companies.
Special EventsVolunteers help make special events memorable. Assist with the main special events held at Hopewell each year. Events include, but are not limited to, July 4th, Establishment Day (first Saturday in August), National Public Lands Day (4th Saturday in September), Hopewell Halloween (last Saturday in October), and Iron Plantation Christmas (first Saturday in December).
Maintenance WorkerGain first-hand knowledge about daily operations of Hopewell Furnace by performing duties such as painting, repairing historic structures, minor electrical work, equipment maintenance, and plumbing repairs. Duties also involve working with the maintenance team on orchard maintenance, grounds care, and custodial work.
For more volunteer opportunities, visit volunteer.gov
Last updated: April 16, 2023