Work with HistoriCorps!
HistoriCorps is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization whose mission is to save and sustain historic places for public benefit through partnerships that foster community involvement, volunteer, student and youth engagement, and education and training.
What HistoriCorps Does
- Saves historic buildings
- Teaches volunteers traditional building skills
- Provides a unique all-inclusive volunteer experience on public lands for people of all ages and from all walks of life
We are looking for a few good cooks who love old buildings and camping in the wilderness, or young historic preservationists who love cooking and want a full immersion hands-on work experience! If you love cooking for others and want to work on historic buildings, or you are studying or working toward a career in historic preservation, and you love to cook, come spend a season with HistoriCorps.
Though scopes of work vary, HistoriCorps projects cover a range of historic structures. Staff will work with volunteers to restore/rehabilitate multiple historic log, stone, adobe, and frame buildings that were originally used as ranger stations, guard stations, cow camps, and miner cabins. The buildings are all located on America’s spectacular public lands (BLM, NPS, USFS, state lands).
Typically, vounteers are with HistoriCorps for five day sessions, camping close to the project sites. HistoriCorps provides its volunteers with three hearty meals a day in exchange for their contributions to the completion of detailed scopes of work.
Crew Leaders will work at the direction of and assist the Project Supervisor on all aspects of HistoriCorps projects. They will also maintain a welcoming and professional crew camp and kitchen. HistoriCorps’ Field Staff positions, including that of Crew Leader, are seasonal in nature and do not offer year-round employment. Seasons for new Crew Leaders will start as early as May and end as late as November; returning Crew Leaders’ seasons can start as early as February. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: