Volunteers Make a Difference

Volunteers are an important part of the Gettysburg Experience. The Gettysburg Foundation’s Home Guard Volunteer program has some exciting volunteer opportunities available with Member Services at the Museum and Visitor Center, Rupp House and with our many events held throughout the year. Volunteer as little as a few hours a month or more as your schedule allows. No experience is needed—our only requirement is a positive attitude.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can help, check out the Home Guard opportunities below. For additional information, please contact Ray Matlock at 717-339-2140 or please send an e-mail to rmatlock@gettysburgfoundation.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Member Services Volunteer
The Friends of Gettysburg has a new presence at the Museum and Visitor Center, America's newest and most innovative museum of the Civil War, and you can be a part of the excitement! The Member Services Desk is the place where visitors can join the Friends, and current Friends members can renew memberships, register for events, or just catch up on the latest happenings with theFriends and Gettysburg in general.

Volunteers will participate in meeting and recruiting new members, assist current Friends members with registrations, renewals and enjoy great conversation. Volunteers will report to the volunteer coordinator and an easy training session will be provided.

Visitor Services Volunteer
The purpose of the Visitor Services Volunteer is to work with the Visitor Services staff to accommodate guests as they experience the Museum and Visitor Center. This position reports to the Visitor Services Assistant Manager or designate. Duties may include lobby greeter, group greeter, theater usher or parking lot attendant. Work may be indoors or outdoors based on position. 


Membership Fulfillment Volunteer
The purpose of the position of Membership fulfillment volunteer is to expedite the process of fulfilling new and renewing membership materials. This position reports to the Membership Coordinator or other designate. Duties include organizing, packing and ensuring correct membership benefits and assembling mail campaigns.

Rupp House Volunteer
The purpose of the position of the Rupp House Volunteer is to represent the Friends of Gettysburg, the Rupp House and other designates to the general public in a positive fashion. This position reports to the Rupp House Coordinator or designate. Duties include greeting visitors to the Rupp House, answering questions, maintaining a clean and organized atmosphere in the Rupp House, completing customer sale and return transactions and soliciting new members.


Rupp House Interpretive Volunteer
The purpose of the Rupp House Interpretive Volunteer is to maintain an appropriate level of knowledge regarding the Friends of Gettysburg's operations. Additionally this position can be one of physical interpretation (approved reenactors). The position will require a combination of presentation skills, oration, historical interpretation and knowledge. This position reports to the Rupp House Coordinator or designate. Duties include greeting visitors, answering questions regarding the Rupp House displays and history and providing approved presentations to the general public.

Data Entry / Clerical Volunteer
The purpose of the Data Entry / Clerical Volunteer is one of office tasks, data entry or duties clerical in nature. This position reports to the Membership Manager or designate. Duties include performing various database tasks, assembling event schedules, collating, copying and printing items.

Event Volunteer
The purpose of the Event Volunteer position is to work on site in support of one of Gettysburg Foundation's special events. This position reports to the Events Coordinator or designate. Duties may include setup, traffic control, table host or other duties that become available.


New Volunteer Sign-Up

If you would like to become a Gettysburg Foundation volunteer, please send your completed application to the Foundation

If you would like more information regarding volunteering, please email Ray at rmatlock@gettysburgfoundation.org

Volunteer Sign-In

If you are a current volunteer, please sign in here to check your schedule, post your volunteer hours and get involved in all of our volunteer initiatives.

Volunteer Sign-In