Open House for Prospective Volunteers



We still have a few positions open! 

Training dates listed below!

Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) is seeking new volunteers to staff positions at Ellwood Manor for the 2017 Season. FoWB volunteers form a dynamic team of dedicated individuals who share multiple common interests.

We will host an Open House for prospective new volunteers on Saturday,
February 4, from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Ellwood Manor. FoWB
volunteers will be on hand to show prospective volunteers the house and
to answer questions about volunteering.

Ellwood_HHG_1At Ellwood Manor, the only Civil War-era structure remaining on the Wilderness Battlefield, volunteers may choose to become an Interpreter, providing guided tours in the house, or to become a member of the Ground Force at Ellwood, maintaining the beautiful grounds surrounding the manor. We are also seeking volunteers interested in assisting with various projects on the battlefield, community outreach events and historical research.


FoWB, in conjunction with the National Park Service, will provide training sessions for new volunteers who are interested in becoming Ellwood Interpreters. The first session held on Saturday, the 25th of February, at Ellwood Manor, is designed for new interpreters. Then both new and returning interpreters need to attend either of the two training sessions offered on Thursday, March 9, or Saturday, March 18.   Lunch and snacks provided.



Please contact Bob Lookabill at or (540) 972-5668 with any questions regarding Ellwood Interpreter training or to indicate that you plan to attend.


For volunteers interested in joining our excellent Ground Force, contact Mark Wakeman at for information.

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