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Cumberland Visitor Services Volunteer

Join the Cumberland Volunteer Staff and be the catalyst for great visitor experiences! Volunteers at the C&O Canal Cumberland Visitor Center welcome thousands of park visitors every year and provide invaluable information regarding the park’s historical, natural and recreational resources.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintain visitor center operations
  • Direct visitor center calls and providing information to the public
  • Operate the cash register and stock the small bookstore/sales area
  • Provide informal interpretation services including: roving the towpath and basin area, staffing the Cumberland Visitor Center located in the Western Maryland Train Station
  • Assist with special events and programming

Skills/Training Recommended: Each volunteer will receive an orientation to the Cumberland Visitor Center and visitor services. CPR Certification preferred but not required. Throughout the year park staff, provide opportunities for volunteer trainings, i.e. Bike Safety, Interpretation Training, etc. Please notify the park supervisor if you are interested in participating.

Positions are available year-round and are flexible to accommodate any schedule.  Volunteer shifts currently available include 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Volunteer shirts provided.

Cumberland Address/Contact Information: The C&O Canal NHP Cumberland Visitor Center is located at 13 Canal Street, Cumberland, MD 21502. If you are interested in joining the Cumberland Volunteer Staff, please contact Park Ranger Rita Knox at (301)722-8226 or by email at rita_knox@nps.gov