Fellowship Opportunity - The Mission Continues
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For more than 200 years, the National Mall has symbolized our nation and its democratic values, which have inspired the world. The National Mall - the great swath of green in the middle of our capital city and stretching from the foot of the United States Capitol to the Potomac River - is the premiere civic and symbolic space in our nation. National Mall and Memorial Parks protects the national mall and its iconic monuments and memorials and over 1,000 acres of green space in Washington, D.C.. People from all over the world come to visit the National Mall and stay to explore all that National Mall and Memorial Parks has to offer.

Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

Fellowship Class

Bravo Class 2017, Charlie Class 2017, Delta Class 2017

Volunteer Opportunity and Responsibilities

Volunteer works on general maintenance tasks throughout the park. As necessary, may serve as a team member on volunteer work parties organized from a pool of available volunteers, but individual volunteer frequently works independently.

Activities include maintenance of necessary supplies and equipment, picking up trash and recyclables, weeding gardens, planting flowers and shrubs, painting park benches, putting down mulch, shoveling snow in winter, and monitoring the park for intricate maintenance to be completed by the National Park Service.

Due to proximity with visiting public, volunteer occasionally provides directions and recommendations.

Special events and observances take place in the park from time to time. Volunteers are frequently asked to help with these events as they occur.

Required Skills or Qualifications

Work is of a physical nature. Volunteer must be able to lift and carry 40 lbs over short distances and be able to stand for long periods of time. Work is performed outdoors in all types of weather. Familiarity with the Washington, D.C. area is helpful.

Community Impact

Passion for memorials and monuments at the National Mall and Memorial Parks were built to honor leaders and those who fought our nation's wars. It would be good to have a patriot and veteran on the ground at theses sites, working to conserve them and to demonstrate to the visiting public that real people fought the wars and made sacrifices that enable them to stroll peacefully about the nation's capital today.

Volunteers provide essential supervision for volunteers and maintenance at the National Mall and Memorial Parks. The work of Mission Continues Fellows will be noticed immediately due to the high visibility of the park. To have a veteran volunteering in America's front yard would help stress the meaning of the grand memorials located throughout the park and would help convey their stories in human terms, rather than stone, marble, and bronze.

Contact

James Pierce
james_pierce@nps.gov
(202) 744-1841

Ron Grissom
ron_grissom@nps.gov
202-604-8422


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