Silver Falls State Park – South Falls Historic District, OR 2019
Join HistoriCorps in the “crown jewel” of the Oregon State Parks system this fall to continue preserving its historic resources!
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Project Site Description & History
PROJECT PARTNER: Oregon State Parks
SESSION DATES: September 8-13 | September 15-20 | September 22-27 | September 29-October 4
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE TIMES: Plan to arrive between 5pm and 7pm on the first day of your project session, and depart after lunch on the last day. Work will generally start around 8am each day, and we’ll wrap up around 4pm.
LOCATION: We’ll be staying in traditional summer camp cabins in the YMCA Camp Silver Creek!
GOOD TO KNOW: No prior experience is required. HistoriCorps will provide all meals, tools, training, and equipment for volunteers on this project. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the lodging site. If a project requires a commute, we will plan to carpool to and from the jobsite. More general information is at the bottom of this page.
HistoriCorps does not charge for its volunteering projects. The majority of project costs are covered by our project partners and grants, but as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, HistoriCorps relies on donations to continue engaging volunteers to save significant historical sites across America for generations to come. Your donation of any amount will make an incredible difference! Increase your impact – make a generous gift today.
Project Site Description & History
The park grew over the years and now features more than 9,000 acres of public land. Every year, more than a million people visit this “crown jewel” of Oregon State Parks. Add your contribution to this park’s past and future by volunteering on this project!
Scope of Work
Volunteers will work alongside expert field staff to learn the following skills to contribute to the preservation of two historic buildings:
- Combination Building
- Rehabilitate windows – 40%
- Assemble three CCC cast iron stoves – 10%
- Repair stone masonry and mortar – 20%
- Main Lodge
- Repair log railings using Dutchman patch technique – 10%
- Rehabilitate windows – 10%
- Fill in animal holes – 10%
Logistics & More
- Read our Volunteer FAQ! If you still have a question that’s not answered there, above, or below, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always happy to help.
- Each project session has one volunteer slot for a Kitchen Helper. If you’re interested in lending our Crew Leader & Camp Chef a hand in meal preparation, choose the “Kitchen Helper” position when you register. Kitchen Helpers are welcome to participate on the preservation work if they like, but are not necessarily expected to.
- Volunteers are responsible for bringing their own tent (unless indoor lodging is provided), as well as sleeping gear and other personal gear including sturdy work clothes and work boots. Volunteers are also responsible for their own transportation to and from this project.
- All volunteers are required to review and agree to the HistoriCorps Waiver & Release and Code of Conduct during the registration process.
- We help you prepare for your preservation project through providing a “pre-arrival packet” via email. The packet contains a lot of information like: logistics, safety precautions, a suggested packing list, benefits for volunteers, and more.
- HistoriCorps projects are multi-day sessions, where you will develop your skills over the course of the session, as well as build camaraderie with your crew and make a significant contribution to the preservation of this building. We can only very occasionally accommodate volunteers who require a shorter session. Please email us at email@example.com for more information.
We are always ready to answer your questions. Once you register, expect us to be in touch a few times before your project begins to confirm attendance, offer advice, and share updates. Thank you always! Really, we can’t do it without you.