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Volunteer at National Parks and Monuments (including virtually)

Although you may not be interested in a kennel assistant opportunity in Denali National Park this winter, plenty of other opportunities are available for those interested in volunteering with the National Parks Service. Many positions involve grounds maintenance and visitor hosting, but there are more to choose from. Two that stood out are Museum Guide at the Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts and a Discography Assistant at Ellis Island in New York. Discography assistants work virtually to help transcribe and translate early commercial sound recordings made by immigrants for immigrants. Four hundred sixty-four opportunities are posted right now at volunteer.gov . There are lots of ways to filter, but we found the easiest is simply to search on the left side of the web page on a state name and get a list of statewide postings. If you’re navigating with a screen reader and have difficulties accessing this option, check out other location categories or scroll through the full list of opportunities. Clicking on a position brings up all the details, including level of difficulty and age groups sought.