Service Learning and Volunteerism

Service learning and volunteering offer people of all ages ways to get involved in historic preservation.

The ACHP has highlighted many community organizations that are on the ground working to preserve and enjoy our priceless cultural and natural heritage.

Click here to learn more about the organizations designated as Preserve America Stewards.Youth Summit

Preserve America Youth Summits offer students hands-on opportunities to engage with historic preservation and interact with local, state, and federal governments as well as many other preservation and community organizations. The summits take place in several locations each summer.

Click here to learn more about Preserve America Youth Summits.

Passport in Time (PIT) is a volunteer archaeology and historic preservation program run by the U.S. Forest Service. PIT volunteers work with professional archaeologists and historians in national forests throughout the U.S. on such diverse activities as archaeological surveys and excavations, rock art restoration, archival research, historic structure restoration, oral history gathering, and analysis and curation of artifacts.

Click here to find out more about Passport in Time.

The National Park Service has collected several service learning opportunities through its Teaching with Historic Places website.

Click here for Service Learning resources.

The Bureau of Land Management offers volunteer opportunities on public lands throughout the country. Volunteers can work to protect and preserve natural resources, serve as a youth leader or interpretive guide, update surveys, work on publications, and more.

Click here to go to the BLM Volunteers webpage to learn more.

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership offers Of the Student, By the Student, For the Student service learning projects, giving students in the National Heritage Area ranging from Gettysburg, PA to Charlottesville, VA the opportunity to learn about historic preservation while creating their own mini-documentaries about historic sites.

Click here for more information.

Volunteer.gov is the nation's natural and cultural resources volunteer portal. Search available volunteer opportunities.

Click here to go to the site.