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Sandburg home seeks volunteer tour guides

FLAT ROCK — Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is seeking volunteers to provide guided tours of the historic Sandburg home or to assist with education programs.

House tour volunteers will generally lead 30-minute guided tours of the historic home to general park visitors. Education volunteers will be trained in leading school and adult groups on a variety of programs including house tours, barn tours, poetry writing activities and more.
Audiences vary from elementary to high school students and older adults visiting with tour groups. Free training and resource materials will be provided. Volunteers also join park staff on training field trips and have ample opportunities to learn about the life and legacy of the Sandburg family.
Volunteers will be contributing to the mission of providing quality visitor experiences in connecting people to their parks. The National Park Service manages nearly 400 sites across the nation, protecting our country's cultural and natural heritage for all to experience. You can be a part of this through your volunteer service at Carl Sandburg Home NHS.
A volunteer orientation will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information and to register, please call the park's Education Coordinator, Ginger Cox, at 828-693-4178.