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Clara Barton National Historic Site Volunteer Tour Guide

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Clara Barton National Historic Site Volunteer Tour Guide Intake Program

When: Saturday, April 22, 2023

Time: 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 noon

Where: Clara Barton National Historic Site

Are you a good storyteller? Do you love history and enjoy working with the public? If so, you should consider becoming a volunteer tour guide at Clara Barton National Historic Site.

The intake program will consist of an introduction to Clara Barton National Historic Site and its volunteer program and an overview of the tour guide position. The training process and schedule options will be outlined. Finally, the program will conclude with a 45-minute tour of Clara Barton National Historic Site. Volunteer tour guides will be trained to give tours of the unique historic home where Miss Barton, the Angel of the Battlefield spent her last fifteen years and where she led the American Red Cross for seven.

Volunteer tour guides are asked to commit to one four-hour shift per month and to wear a volunteer uniform.

Clara Barton lived a fascinating life; she broke through the boundaries placed on women in Victorian society to have a remarkable career in public service. She served on many battlefields of the Civil War and then went on to found the American Red Cross. Along the way she started the first public school in New Jersey, created the first aid kit and advocated for greater rights for women and African Americans.

Clara Barton National Historic Site is located at:

5801 Oxford Road,

Glen Echo, MD 20812

Please call or email to make reservations:, 301-320-1407.

Start Date - 2023-04-22

End Date - 2023-12-31

Activities include: Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Average

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