Opportunities abound at Historic Kenmore and George Washington’s Ferry Farm for volunteers with an interest in helping further the goals of the Foundation.

Available volunteer opportunities are outlined below.


CLERICAL WORK – Duties may include answering the phones, filing, organizing, database entry, mailings, and other small projects as needed in various departments.

GRAPHIC DESIGN – Design materials for the marketing of special events, as well as digital graphics for use on our website and social media.


LAB PROCESSOR – wash, bag, sort, label, and set up housing for artifacts found at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.

Archaeology volunteer spots are currently full through Summer 2021. Please still apply if you are interested in future projects.


SPECIAL EVENTS – assist with set-up/take-down, work with children making craft projects, pass out brochures/maps, talk with guests.

Summer 2021:

o   Camps in June & July: Group coordinator to coordinate campers

o   July 4th: Parking, crafts, check in guests, monitor games

o   Arts at Kenmore: Greeters, check in guests, guide guests

Fall 2021:

o   Arts at Kenmore: Greeters, check in guests, guide guests

o   Night in Washington’s Day: greeters, astronomy

o   Holiday workshops: set up, assist guests

Winter 2021:

o   Holiday exhibits: greet guests, answer questions, monitor exhibits

o   12th Night: greet guests, answer questions

SPECIAL PROJECTS – work with staff on special projects such as creating steps and benches at Ferry Farm, painting (murals and walls), research, and updating scripts for educational programs.

TOUR INTERPRETERS – lead tours at Kenmore and at Ferry Farm. Lead school tours and children’s activities at both sites.


GARDENERS – help maintain/preserve the gardens at Kenmore and Ferry Farm, which feature heritage and native plant material.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS – work with staff to conserve the environmental integrity of George Washington’s boyhood home.


· Free admission to Kenmore and Ferry Farm
· Free admission to selected special events
· Discounts in the gift shops
· Outstanding learning and educational opportunities
· Participation in National Volunteer Month (April)
· Annual Volunteer Reception
· Lots of fun!!


To apply for any of the volunteer opportunities listed, please do ONE of the following three options…

Complete an online volunteer application [Google Form].

Or complete a paper volunteer application [PDF] and email to volunteer@gwffoundation.org.

Or send your completed paper volunteer application [PDF] by fax to 540-371-6066 or mail to The George Washington Foundation, 1201 Washington Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

All volunteers are required to read the Volunteer Manual [PDF].