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Are you interested in photography? At Richmond National Battlefield Park, we have many different types of volunteers. Did you know you can be a photography volunteer for us? Being a park with 13 units spread across almost 4,000 acres, we need individuals who can go out to all our different sites and capture different parts of the park. Your work will be featured on our social media and possibly our NPS website! If interested, contact claire_murphy@partner.nps.gov. #Photography #FunFactFriday #RNBP #RICH #Volunteer #NPSVIP #VIP #NPS #FindYourPark
Just because Thanksgiving is over doesn't mean we should stop being thankful! The @nationalparkservice is so grateful for their @npsvipnetwork ! Our nation's parks receive almost 285 million visitors each year. Now that's a lot of people! AND it takes a lot of people to help the parks. Over 250,000 Americans volunteer to keep national parks running smoothly. Volunteers give what they can, when they can and help to get the work done- Day after day, season after season, year after year. Richmond National Battlefield Park is especially thankful for our VIPs, from those who volunteer in the visitor centers to those who volunteer with us outdoors. We couldn't do it without you all! Thank you. #GiveThanks #VIP #NPSVIP #Volunteer #NPS #RICH #RNBP #FindYourWhy #FindYourPark
Happy Thanksgiving from the Youth Historians and all of us at Keweenaw National Historical Park! Last week, the #Keweenaw Youth Historians prepared and ate a #Thanksgiving feast made with #IndigenousFoods . We're #grateful to work with our community from near and far! Thanks to the Keweenaw Heritage Center for hosting and all of your help! We're also grateful for the many #volunteers who made it possible. #NPSVIP
Not gonna lie, I haven't been posting much because I'm just having too much fun. My Monday, for instance... was ABSURDLY good. Started the day seeing old co-workers and eating chocolate cake for breakfast. Then went to a presentation by participants in the We.R.More Symposium (Workshop for Ethnic and Racial Minorities in Outdoor Recreation and Education), dreamt up and executed by @sandyy_h. I learned so much, as I'm sure the rest of the *packed house* did. The first faces I saw when I walked in were @josebilingue (@latinooutdoors ) and @teresabaker11 (African American Nature & Parks Experience) and I almost fan girl fainted on the spot. I took pages and pages of notes, but the comment that struck me the most was one about a volunteer project the group participated in. White visitors staring at the people of color working outside in safety vests. As one participant put it, "brown folks in orange vests" has a certain stereotype to it. As much as I try, I'm still just so unaware of all the ways I'm privileged by my skin color. After this enlightening start to the day, we went to El Cap Meadow to test out this incredible 360 degree camera. A few more hours of work, then dinner with some of the nicest and most interesting gals on Earth, sharing laughs and stories and concerns and favorite Christmas songs. My drive home turned into a buzz by El Cap, covered in climbers. Their lights on the wall are spectacular, blending in with the starry sky above. Bing Crosby's Silent Night came on while driving my favorite piece of road between the Valley and El Portal - that canopied section by the Cascades. It was a crisp, clear, dark, quiet night and the song and the environment just made magic. #yosemitenationalpark #nationalparkgeek #yosemitevalley #elcapitan #granite #nature_brilliance #EarthVisuals #artofvisuals #donttakeitforgranite #natureaddict #naturediversity #unlikelyhiker #earth_deluxe #instanaturelover #nature_prefection #allnatureshots #brownpeoplecamping #naturephoto #npsvip #landscape_captures #awesome_earthpix #natureaddict #nationalpark #awesomeearth #latinooutdoors #landscapecaptures #allnatureshots #instanaturelover #landscape_lover #ilovemyjob
Thank you to the volunteers who braved the rain this morning to help park staff maintain a new trail being added at Gaines Mill! The next Saturday work day will be November 10 in celebration of National Service Week and the founding of the Marine Corps. Email claire_murphy@partner.nps.gov if interested. #volunteer #NPSVIP #GainesMill #Trails #FindYourWay #FindYourPark
Things have been quiet over here because I have been BUSY! As the seasons change they bring many changes for seasonal employees. I'm lucky enough to have landed an internship in the park, and get to live and work here through the winter. πŸ’šπŸžοΈπŸ§— #yosemite #yosemitenationalpark #nationalparkgeek #yosemitevalley #elcapitan #granite #nature_brilliance #EarthVisuals #artofvisuals #donttakeitforgranite #natureaddict #naturediversity #ourplanetdaily #earth_deluxe #instanaturelover #nature_prefection #allnatureshots #unlimitedplanet #naturephoto #npsvip #landscape_captures #awesome_earthpix #natureaddict #nationalpark #awesomeearth #nature_wizards #landscapecaptures #allnatureshots #instanaturelover #landscape_lover
Photos from our annual Volunteer Recognition Event. Flight 93 National Memorial and our partners would like to extend a huge THANK YOU! to all of the 664 volunteers who contributed nearly 9,500 hours of service in 2018 in support of the memorial’s mission #honor93 #npsvip #volunteers #recognition #findyourpark
I spent the later part of the day today talking to students at @vaunion1865 about volunteering with Richmond's national parks at their Fall 2018 Volunteer Fair. It's always great hearing that students want to give back to their community! #npscva #volunteer #npsvip #vuu #findyourpark
Every Tuesday, volunteers with @richmond.nps donate 3 hours of their morning to help park staff with outdoor projects. Today, volunteers planted grass plugs in some earthworks at our Fort Harrison unit. The Fort Harrison unit has a little over 7 miles of earthworks spread out within it, along with 5 marked forts, showing the major defenses the Confederacy took to protect their capital-Richmond. Planting grass will help preserve these fortifications made during the Civil War so generations after us will be able to see the same structures we see today. With almost 4,000 acres of land spread out among our 13 Richmond National Battlefield Park sites, we appreciate all the work volunteers put in to help keep the park running smoothly! #npscva #preservation #npsvip #volunteering #outdoors #RNBP #findyourpark
Join the Richmond National Battlefield Park with outdoor projects this fall every TUESDAY from 9:00-12:00pm! Email claire_murphy@partner.nps.gov if interested in attending. #GetOutside #FindYourPark #NPSVIP
Hardworking NPS #Volunteers are an essential part of our #HVNPRecovery efforts. Here our stalwart team is trimming the long grass growing on and around the pā hula, where kāhiko dancers offer hula, β€˜oli (chant) and pule (prayer) to Pele the volcano goddess. #HVNPWelcomeBack #HawaiianCulture #NPSVIP NPS Photo/Janice Wei
Thank you to everyone who came out to National Public Lands Day this past Saturday! #NPLD #NPSVIP #RICH
Volunteers at Chimborazo Medical Museum are in the process of transcribing 77,000 patient records from microfilm of Confederate soldiers during the Civil War who stayed at Chimborazo Hospital. All information of the soldiers was originally handwritten by clerks who registered the soldiers as they presented themselves at the hospital. ~~~~~~~~~~ The data being collected from the microfilm reels for the Chimborazo patient records project is: Name Rank Company Regiment State Ward being assigned Complaint or illness Date of admission Fate (return to duty, transfer, furlough, desertion, death) Date of fate (when furloughed, transferred or death) Notes (a patient who died could have a note that explains he was very weak when admitted) ~~~~~~~~~~ Once the project is complete, the information will be available to researchers, genealogists, and park staff. The work involves reading from microfilm reels made from the original admission journals and copied onto microfilm by National Archives (as seen in picture) and deciphering 19th century cursive handwriting written with pens dipped in ink. Volunteers have found it very interesting to see the doctors often used Latin terms when diagnosing the patients for their ailments. #NPSVIP #VolunteerProjects #Chimborazo #HospitalRecords #RICH #RVAHistory #HistoryMatters #FindYourPark
This past Saturday, the Richmond National Battlefield Park and Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site invited our National Park Service Volunteers-In-Parks to an appreciation picnic at Maggie L. Walker's home. We have many types of volunteers at our parks, including EMT volunteers, Visitor Center volunteers, Resource Management volunteers, and Living History volunteers, who dedicate their time to helping our parks run smoothly and helping visitors meaningfully experience the sites. As a thank you to their dedication to the park service, volunteers were given a full tour of Maggie Walker's home and shown the artifact collection for both parks. Volunteers were also given umbrellas with the NPS VIP logo and given the choice to choose a gift off the table. Both the Richmond National Battlefield Park and Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site want to thank all of our volunteers for their service. We couldn't do it without you! #NPSVIP #VIP #Volunteers #RICH #MAWA #ThankYou #Dinner
After standing for over 150 years, the historic wall and headstones surrounding the Hazen Brigade Monument have collected dirt and biological growth. This causes discoloration and damage over time. How long do you think the monument, wall, and headstones would stand without anyone caring for them? ~~~ Join us for our Stones River Service Day on August 18th to learn about and apply preservation methods to help these historic markers stand for another 150 years to come. For information including how to register, visit http://www.nps.gov/stri. #NPSVIP #NPSVolunteer #50Acts4MLK
The Calumet Art Center's new coat of paint looked very fine as a backdrop to VIP Bob's Downtown Calumet tour as it left the Visitor Center this afternoon. Catch one of Bob's tours on Wednesdays at 10:15am (Industrial Core) and 2:15pm (Downtown) through August! #ILoveCalumet #CalumetArtDistrict #Keweenaw #HeritageGrants #NPSVolunteers #RetiredRangerVIP #NPSTours #NPSVIP #WhatsUpWednesday
It’s Luisa’s one year anniversary as a volunteer with us! One year ago, Luisa stopped by our booth at #DragonFest and asked about volunteering. She’s been volunteering every other Saturday at our park since! β€œI really like it and I meet a lot of people who share the experience. I’ve met a lot of awesome people!” Thanks, Luisa for your dedication! #FindYourPark #NPSVIP #DragonFest2018
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System. Celebrate with us by participating in @AmericanHiking 's #NationalTrailsDay on June 2nd! To register, email claire_casey@partner.nps.gov or call us at (615)-893-9501. #NPSVIP #NPSVolunteer #FindYourTrail #50Acts4MLK
We had a fantastic, hardworking group join us for Great American Cleanup today! Thank you to everyone who helped us exceed our headstone cleaning goal for the day! #NPSVIP #NPSVolunteer #50Acts4MLK
#WildlifeWednesday A check of Hopewell Mound Group nesting boxes revealed 4 new bluebird eggs! Our park VIP (Volunteer In Park) Jay Jackson photographed the beautiful discoveries. Thank you to our volunteers for helping with this valuable project. Dotted along the edges of most of our enormous earthwork properties we have many nesting boxes for bluebirds. Park VIP's help to monitor and maintain these important habitats. . . NPS photos/J.Jackson #FindYourPark #bluebird #npsvip #volunteersinparks #hocunature #hopewellohionps
#TBT This week is National Volunteer Week, and we want to say thank you to the thousands of volunteers who have dedicated their time and energy to preserving Stones River National Battlefield over the years. Whether they worked with us for a day or a decade, each volunteer has made a difference! #NPSVolunteer #NPSVIP #NVW
National volunteer week - "I Volunteer at Lake Mead for a variety of reasons, the first one being a love for the desert and its unique beauty. The second reason would be the people. The rangers I work with and my fellow volunteers are my second family. The last reason and perhaps the most important is the hope, that by volunteering I have in some small way contributed to the future success of this area and helped visitors enjoy and fall in love with the park, as I have." Quote by Barb Zimmerman #NPSvip #NationalVolunteerWeek #FindYourPark
On this unusually cold April day, we are glad to see that it is supposed to be warmer next weekend for #ParkDay2018 ! We're only one week away, hope to see you on April 14th! #NPSVolunteer #NPSVIP
TFW when you’re three letters in to a 30+ letter digital restoration project. #findyourpark #findyourpentool #npsvip
There are only four more Squad Boss training dates before #ParkDay2018 ! Remember, all groups need one Squad Boss for every 6-8 group members #NPSVolunteer #NPSVIP πŸ“·: @stonesrivernps
There are only four more Squad Boss training dates before #ParkDay2018 ! Remember, all groups need one Squad Boss for every 6-8 group members #NPSVolunteer #NPSVIP
Despite the frost and snow this week, April is coming up fast which means it's time to sign up for #ParkDay2018 ! We're looking for both groups and individuals to join us on April 14th to remove invasive plants and clean up our park. To register, call 615-893-9501 or email jim_b_lewis@nps.gov #NPSVIP #NPSVolunteer
Nature likes to make a mess sometimes, and it can make the headstones in the Stones River National Cemetery hard to read. If you are a part of a group that would be interested in preserving these historic markers, there is still time to sign up for our Adopt A Section Group Leader Training happening this Saturday! Visit the volunteer page on our website for more information! #NPSVIP #NPSVolunteer
Spring Cleaning at Beaver Basin Wilderness! We are looking for volunteers to help park staff with trail clearing from May 14 to May 17 in the Beaver Basin Wilderness area of the park. Work will consist of removing tree limbs and downed trees from the trails. Expect to hike 6 to 8 miles per day. Bring food and water. We will provide gloves and safety glasses. For more information, email piro_information@nps.gov or call 906-387-3700. #volunteer #NPSVIP #volunteersinparks
@civilwartrust #ParkDay2018 is only a month away! Register today to help us remove invasive plants and litter from Fortress Rosecrans, Old Fort Park and the Lytle Creek Greenway. #NPSVIP #NPSVolunteer
Time to catch up on photos! Here are a few from our day in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. // This park is now almost entirely volunteer run thanks to budget cuts from @therealdonaldtrump 😒I spoke with many of these Volunteers in Parks #NPSVIP and thanked them for the long unpaid hours they're working to keep our parks protected and keep visitors educated. Many of these retirees work long days serving hundreds of visitors in crowded visitor centers and long lines. This park alone receives 2 million visitors a year! VIPs advise hikers on safest trail choices and help visitors to our country feel welcome. Many are also part of the #resistance -- the #altnationalparkservice movement. // Thank you all for your service @hawaiivolcanoesnps ! I'll be returning the favor when I retire... And hopefully I'll get the chance to serve as a park ranger again well before that happens... When our government starts funding our parks again. #mahalo @npsvipnetwork @altusnatparkser #2500fuelpoints
Did you know this week is National Invasive Species Week? We work year round to prevent invasive plants from overtaking native plants on the battlefield. If you would like to help us remove invasive plants, consider signing up for Park Day in April! #ParkDay2018 #NPSVIP
Our Stones River National Cemetery Adopt-A-Section training is a month away! If you would like to get your group or organization involved, you can find more information or register on our website. #findyourpark #npsvip
It takes #work to look good! Rangers and VIPs are working hard to revamp the Elk Creek Visitor Center! Looking great so far! β€’ β€’ β€’ #findyourpark #wnpa1938 #visitorcenter #npsvip #nationalpark #usinterior #rebuild #underconstruction #bluemesa #gunnison
#2017bestnine #phonetography #snapshots Photos published in Marci Spencer's new book; finding #pixie and memories of mom; Going to Indy to see Christopher sing; Going to the Indy temple with Susan; keeping my promise to take daddy to Lakeside Tavern after a long slow recovery from his hip fracture; a new-to-me camera and the angel that made it happen; being a #npsvip and volunteering in the Smokies and Blue Ridge Parkway; sunrises sunsets and a total solar eclipse! #agoodyear #blessed
Did you receive a copy of the park's Newsletter? If not, follow the link below to see what you may have missed this past fall and how YOU can get involved in the spring. #FirstStateNHP #InWilm #DelawarePark #FindYourPark #NPS #NPSVIP (Photo Credit: Delaware Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs) http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1118295456459&ca=e6b269f1-cec8-44fb-952a-5ea200ed4278
Happy #AlohaFriday on this beautiful day! The Steam Vents were so picturesque this morning we can’t decide on the prettiest photo to post. So, we’ll share each one individually on our Facebook (@hawaiivolcanoesnps ) and Twitter (@Volcanoes_NPS ) accounts. Go check FB & Twitter to see the others! Photo credit: NPS Volunteer Janice Wei. #FindYourPark #NPSVIP
Are you looking for some #volunteer projects for 2018? If so, #JewelCave may have some options for your consideration. Check out www.volunteer.gov for different #npsvolunteer positions across the country. #JECA #nationalparkservice #midwestnps #nationalmonument #FindYourPark #nps101 #parks101 #npsvip #southdakota #blackhills
Check out some of the items that the volunteers at the Fall Clean Up helped us find. #NPSvip #leavenotrace
Calling all #volunteers ! We will have our Fall orientation training Saturday, November 4th from 12:00-4:00. There is no minimum amount of time we require people to give in order to be part of the #team ! #volunteer #NPSVIP #giveback #lincolnbirthplace #findyourpark #NPS
So I have some of the best volunteers. My Monday morning volunteer painted lighthouses for me. Bodie Island on the left and point Bonita on the right . #lighthouse #findyourpark #npsvip
If you have #cubscouts , #JewelCave may be able to offer some activities to complement the Adventure Loop Program. Our #npsvolunteers have taken several #scoutpacks on guided #cavetours . #FindYourPark at the #nationalmonument ! #JECA #nationalparkservice #midwestnps #boyscoutsofamerica #bsa #npsvip #scoutranger #nps101 #parks101
War at the doorstep of Chancellorsville. The meticulous details of this handmade diorama give us a glimpse into the daily life at the home and inn known as Chancellorsville. This building, brought to life by the skilled hands of a volunteer named Sam Ganoung, gave its name to the Battle of Chancellorsville. However, the home burned to the ground during the battle on May 3rd, 1863. Thanks to the volunteer efforts of VIP Sam, visitors can see Chancellorsville as it stood amidst the Wilderness whenever they stop by the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center. #fredspot #battlefield #nps #volunteer #npsvip #chancellorsville #civilwar #diorama #history
Missouri National Recreational River would like to thank all our volunteers who lend their time and talent in support of the National Park Service. Thank You! #nationalvolunteerweek #volunteering #FindYourPark #npsvip #NPS101
Once again, THANK YOU to all of the volunteers within the #nationalparkservice ! Your efforts each and every day are appreciated. And for those coming to #JewelCave in mid-May, get ready for an amazing experience in the beautiful #blackhills . #nationalvolunteerweek , #npsvolunteer , #npsvip , #midwestnps , #southdakota , #JECA
They came, they searched, they retreated. πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§#theregularsareout #minutemannps #findyourpark #npsvip #patriotsday #parkersrevenge #americanrevolution
#clingmansdome training tomorrow, #wildflowers are blooming, #hiking season is here. Time to stock up on trail food. #clifbars #whitechocolatemacadamia are my favorite, #yum #GreatSmokyNPS #npsvip #happy
A great time with our staff and #volunteers at the #park 's holiday party! #findyourpark #nps100 #volunteer #NPSvip #lincolnbirthplace #holidays #holiday
Thanks to our great volunteers for helping us throughout the year putting up flags, directing visitors, or conducting research! #bunkerhillmonument #charlestown #FindYourPark #colors #npsvip
Hey Volunteers! #JewelCave will open its 2017 positions tomorrow. With holiday family time fast approaching, why not share the #NPSVIP idea and plan for next summer? Come #FindYourPark with the @nationalparkservice ! For VIP positions, visit www.volunteer.gov.
In honor of Veterans Day tomorrow, we thank our staff and volunteers for their service. Join us for a fee free day and ceremony tomorrow at 10am. (image:NPS) -ki #veteransday #npsvip #npsveterans #thankyou #veterans #montezumacastle #FindYourPark #free
Today we #celebrate and thank the volunteers of the National Parks of Boston, without you we would be lost! Enjoy your harbour cruise! #npsvip #thankyou #npsboston #npsvolunteers #volunteers #boston @nationalparkservice #huzzah @npsvipnetwork #findyourpark
Congratulations (and a HUGE thank you) to VIP Karen Brooks for her help this #NPSCentennial year. She served over 201.6 hours at #JewelCave , and earned a #NPSVIP Coin along with a thank you letter from @nationalparkservice Director Jonathan Jarvis. Karen will be leaving us on October 15, on to her next adventure, so be sure to come by this week and thank her for her service.
Inspired by @aislingstern s post earlier today this is my #mygratitudemonday I am forever grateful for the opportunity to volunteer in the Wick garden in Jockey Hollow, and for my garden guru, Jean ( who is behind the gianormous pumpkin πŸŽƒ) it's been an amazing 4 summers, and always is a place I can go to heal. #giantpumpkin #growityourself #πŸŽƒ
#HugYourHistory ! Happy 50th anniversary to the National Historic Preservation Act! #nhpa50 #findyourpark #minutemannps #nps100 #npsvip #volunteersinparks
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