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Cowpens National Battlefield Visitor Services

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

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Calling all history lovers!

Cowpens National Battlefield is approximately 843 acres and offers a one-mile walking loop that cuts through the heart of the 1781 battlefield, as well as a 3-mile driving loop, a picnic area, a nature trail, and a circa 1828 log cabin.

Cowpens National Battlefield is seeking volunteers to work in Visitor Services. Volunteers are representatives of the National Park Service and are expected to present themselves in a neat and professional manner while assisting with Visitor Services both in the Visitor Center and when outside on park duty.

Volunteers will be issued volunteer shirt(s) and a hat, but must provide their own tan or khaki pants.

Local Volunteers are requested to work one full (8-hour) day per week, sometimes a weekend day. More hours may be available if requested by a volunteer. Local volunteers are also requested to help with special events, as their schedules allow.

One RV pad is available for resident volunteers for a minimum of 2 months. Individual residents must be willing to contribute 32 hours per week, and couples must be willing to contribute 24 hours per week per person.

A park house with minimal dormitory amenities may be available for volunteers working 32 hours/week for 3 months.

PLEASE check on your cell phone service in this area. Reception within the park can be erratic at times, the extent depending on service provider.

The park is located about 3 miles east of the town of Chesnee, South Carolina and 10 miles west of the town of Gaffney, South Carolina in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Other nearby cities include Spartanburg, SC, Greenville, SC and Forest City, NC. There is no public transportation available. Temperatures can be hot and muggy in summer; average highs in the lower - mid-90s. Winters are generally moderate with temperatures that can range from highs in the 30s to about 60 degrees. Spring and Fall bring very enjoyable temperatures.

If you have any questions, please contact the park at (864)461-2828 or email us at cowp_information@nps.gov

Start Date - 2023-01-01

End Date - 2023-12-31

Activities include: General Assistance;Research/Librarian;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: Bunk House;RV/Trailer Pads

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The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.


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4001 Chesnee HighwayGaffney, SC 29341



  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Sunday;Wednesday;Thursday;Friday;Saturday

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