Bravo Class 2017, Charlie Class 2017, Delta Class 2017, Alpha Class 2018
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.
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.
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.