Volunteer Opportunities: Educational, Entertaining, Fun and Rewarding


On Sat. Dec. 21 from 11 am until 2pm, Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) is hosting an Open House at Ellwood Manor. Anyone- families, couples and individuals- who think they may be interested in the vast array of volunteer opportunities for 2014 should plan to attend.

WB-Leaves-ResizedThe outing will be most enjoyable as the house will be decorated for Christmas, light refreshments will be served and the house will be open for touring.  In addition, guests can expect to talk with other volunteers and ask questions regarding the variety of volunteer opportunities; a brief sample of volunteer options is listed below.

  • Historic House Guides for Ellwood Manor
  • Battlefield Maintenance (clearing trails, painting, bridge building/repair)
  • Grounds Management at Ellwood Manor (mowing, trimming)
  • Special Projects at Ellwood and on the battlefield…great for groups: civic, scouts, schools
  • Events: Annual Action for Preservation, Spotsylvania Reenactment, NPS events during 150th
  • FoWB Ambassadors at information tables (Ellwood, street festivals, Spotsy Reenactment, etc.)
  • Administrative needs could include: data input, writer, researcher, tell us

FoWB is an all-volunteer organization whose mission and privilege is to support the National Park Service in stewardship efforts for the Wilderness Battlefield and adjacent parks. We are a very hands on and activity oriented group. With the upcoming 150th commemoration of the Battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House, we expect to be very, very busy.IMG_0434

We could use your time and talent and we promise it will be rewarding, enlightening and a memorable experience.

Here is hoping that you can attend the Dec. 21st Open House at Ellwood. Should your schedule be full that day or you simply need directions, please check our website at or email

Ellwood Manor is owned by the National Park Service.  Friends of Wilderness Battlefield is pleased to steward the property in partnership with the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.

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