Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-8702
TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Kirk Kincannon,
Executive Director

Historic Sites Volunteer Corps

Volunteers revitalize and care for historic properties.


Volunteers pose in front of a restored house.The Park Authority is privileged to be the steward of hundreds of historic buildings and structures as well as more than three million historic artifacts. The care of these valuable buildings and objects requires a large investment of staff time. To help ensure quality care, the Park Authority has established the Historic Sites Volunteer Corps to lend a hand.
Volunteers help replace door and window trims, stair railings, siding and other basic carpentry efforts. Help also is needed for painting, removing invasive plants, landscaping, fencing, cleaning, caulking, documenting building conditions, periodic follow-up inspections, and outreach at public events. The agency is always looking for volunteers with expertise in carpentry, construction, landscaping, and history.
This is an excellent stewardship and volunteer opportunity, and it protects Fairfax County’s cultural resources.
For more information, contact Ed Ehlers at Edward.ehlers@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-324-8619. 
Information about some of the Park Authority’s historic sites is available through links on the Heritage Conservation web page.

Take 20 seconds to see in this video what dedicated volunteers can do with a garden that's overrun by weeds. 

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