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Mon Mar 12, 2018 09:00 AM - Fri May 11, 2018 12:00 PM


105 Brattle StreetCambridge, MA 02138
Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site in spring


Summary of Position

Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters NHS preserves the home of Henry W. Longfellow, one of the world’s foremost 19 th century poets. Additionally, the house served as General George Washington’s first headquarters of the American Revolution, from 1775-1776.

This position is a great way to get experience delivering curriculum-based education programs to groups of elementary school students. Volunteer assistant will work with park staff to deliver house tours and poetry writing workshops. Training will be provided.

  • Using park’s resources, including authentic artifacts, volunteer interacts with and teaches youth.
  • Presents programs, following established curriculum outlines, to students grade 3-5.
  • Creates a positive, safe, and inclusive learning environment for all participants.
  • Engages in self-directed study to increase content knowledge about the site and program.
  • Observes all rules and safety guidelines.
  • Tracks volunteer hours reliably and accurately.
  • Wears the NPS volunteer uniform provided in a clean and professional manner.
  • Interest in engaging elementary school students with poetry and history. Previous experience delivering education programs a plus.
  • Comfortable with public speaking.
  • Must be available during mornings, Tuesday-Thursday, in the spring.
  • To deliver content unsupervised, required to get a state and/or federal background check.

This is an unpaid, temporary position.


  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-10 hours a week
  • Tuesdays, Wednesday, or Thursdays

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