Friends of Wilderness Battlefield Seeks Volunteers

by | Jan 31, 2017 | Business

By Friends of Wilderness Battlefield

Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) is seeking new volunteers to staff positions at Ellwood Manor for the 2017 season. FoWB volunteers form a dynamic team of dedicated individuals who share multiple common interests. We still have several openings available, and would love to have you join us.

We will host an Open House for prospective new volunteers from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 4, 2017, at Ellwood Manor, 36380 Constitution Hwy. (Route 20), Locust Grove, Virginia. FoWB volunteers will be on hand to show prospective volunteers the house, and to answer questions about volunteering.

At Ellwood Manor, the only Civil War-era structure remaining on the Wilderness Battlefield, volunteers may choose to become an interpreter, providing guided tours in the house, or to become a member of the Ground Force at Ellwood, maintaining the beautiful grounds surrounding the manor.

We are also seeking volunteers interested in assisting with various projects on the battlefield, community outreach events, and historical research.

FoWB, in conjunction with the National Park Service, will provide a training session for new volunteers who are interested in becoming interpreters. That session will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Ellwood Manor.

New and returning guides need to attend either of the two training sessions offered 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, or Saturday, March 18. The sessions will be held at The Generals’ Quarters restaurant, 32345 Constitution Hwy., Locust Grove, Virginia, 22508. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Please contact Bob Lookabill at [email protected] or 540-972-5668 with questions and to indicate interest.

For volunteers interested in joining our excellent Ground Force, contact Mark Wakeman at [email protected] for information.

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