WHAT IS THE AHP?
HistoriCorps’ Architectural History team is looking for enthusiastic and curious volunteers to help investigate historic buildings on national forests! This program is well-suited for those pursuing a degree in Historic Preservation or Architecture, but is open to all those interested in developing a unique skill set!
HistoriCorps is helping our national forest partners document and study historic buildings, and what they learn will help forests decide how to best manage these historic properties (including some that might become HistoriCorps preservation projects!). The thing is, there are a lot of historic buildings out there – and the AHP team could really use some help photographing, measuring, and documenting them all.
The best part? Most of these buildings were built in areas of unforgettable scenery, some of which few people have seen since the buildings were in use. Volunteers will enjoy an off-the-beaten-path adventure on these projects!
We’ll release AHP projects as they arise!
WHAT WILL AHP VOLUNTEERS DO?
GOOD TO KNOW: This is not a “normal” HistoriCorps project! Rather than repairing buildings, we’ll be photographing, measuring, investigating, and making recommendations for the Forests. Sessions are generally 1-4 days long, and we’ll work 8-9 hours per day. We will be walking and standing for the majority of the time, so please ensure your physical fitness is adequate.
DOGS: While four-legged friends are usually welcome on HistoriCorps projects, AHP surveys are not ideal for dogs. Please leave Fido at home. Thank you!
VOLUNTEERS PROVIDE THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION AND CAMPING EQUIPMENT. HistoriCorps’ AHP team will provide a stupendous campsite, training, all tools and equipment, and project management.
Volunteers should know how to use a digital camera and tablet (e.g. an iPad), be able to stand and walk for several hours per day in varying terrain and weather conditions, and be comfortable car camping.
Current AHP Volunteer Opportunities
To be announced in Spring 2023.