Volunteer Grant Writer Opportunity
The C&O Canal Trust, a 501(c)3 organization in Hagerstown, MD and official partner to the C&O Canal National Historical Park, is seeking an experienced volunteer grant-writer (or an aspiring grant-writer looking to build a solid resume in grant-writing). This volunteer would focus on writing grants for the Park’s Education Program. With over 1 million school children within a short drive of the Canal, it is imperative that the Park’s education program receive adequate funding to provide top-notch, curriculum based experiences. We have developed leads and just need the help in getting these grants out the door! Volunteer is welcome in the office, or can choose to work from home. Immediate start. 3-6 month time frame. Must be dedicated, deadline driven, and enjoy and excel at writing.
If interested, please contact Becky Curtis at Curtis@CanalTrust.org with a letter of interest and appropriate writing sample.
Give Back to The Park You Love
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park has many opportunities for our visitors who are interested in volunteering for the park. Whether your interest is in living history, bike patrolling, park maintenance, or staffing a visitor center, the C&O Canal has many rewarding volunteer jobs.
Throughout the country, thousands of individuals assist the National Park Service by volunteering their time and talents. These people who work side-by-side in partnership with NPS employees are called Volunteers in Parks, or VIPs. VIPs care about the parks- their past, present, and future- and care about the people who come to visit the parks.
Wherever they work, whatever their job, VIPs help the park service in its challenging mission: To conserve the parks’ natural and historical resources and to provide for their enjoyment in a way that will leave them unimpaired for future generations. Volunteer opportunities available at the C&O Canal National Historical Park are listed under “Get Involved”.
Check back with us regularly for upcoming volunteer opportunities! Give back to the park you enjoy, love, or want to improve!