America's Volunteer Project: Friends Rebuilding History

Stewardship 150
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Friends of  Gettysburg is embarking on an extensive rehabilitation project primarily focusing on the area that saw the first day of fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg.  Known as America’s Volunteer Project: Friends Rebuilding History; we have committed to build and maintain nearly 10 miles of fences from Fairfield Road to the Mummasburg Road and beyond in an effort to return this un-rehabilitated area of the battlefield to its  1863 appearance.

 Through a series of volunteer service vacations and individual service days that expand our already popular Volunteer Workday, we will accomplish this goal over the four year commemoration 2011-2015.   June ‘11 kicked off the project with 100 volunteers rebuilding 1.1 miles of fences around the Day 1 area.

 Taking on such an ambitious project would not be possible without a commitment from our members and supporters.  Friends of Gettysburg  members have proven to be essential for landscape rehabilitation and a true partner of the Gettysburg National Military Park. Your support is crucial to the success of this project.

Ways You Can Help Us:

Volunteer Service Vacation-
 Roll up your sleeves and plan your next vacation working with the Friends of Gettysburg!  We offer a service vacation week each September that will include accomodations, meals and several days working in the project area- plus we won't forget to schedule some time on your own to explore Gettysburg.  

Volunteer Service Days- Have a few hours to help out?  We are always looking for Friends of Gettysburg members to help us with a variety of projects throughout the year.  Even the kids can get involved in these service days. If you would like more information- please contact Ray Matlock at

Donate today- Your monetary donation to America's Volunteer Project will ensure that our volunteers will have the supplies and materials necessary to complete this endeavor!   Whether it is $80 per section of fence, or whatever you can give, your support will leave a lasting legacy for future generations.  
Make a contribution to America's Volunteer Project- be sure to designate "AVP" in the comment section to direct your donation to this project.

Join the Vanguard- Our monthly pledge program.  Members of the Vanguard receive regular communications about the progress of our efforts in Gettysburg and ensures a continual pledge of funds where it is needed most.  To donate through the Vanguard, click here. Print out the form and mail it to: Gettysburg Foundation, PO Box 4629, Gettysburg, PA  17325.

Thank you for your support of Stewardship 150: America's Volunteer Project!