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Age Minimum (with Adult): 14+, Minimum Age:14+

History Tours, Summer Teen Volunteer Opportunity at The Grove


The Grove National Historic Landmark



Teens, this is your summer! We have a wonderful volunteer opportunity just for you. Develop your leadership, time management, and communication skills while volunteering at The Grove.


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Dress in historical costume and support history tours of the buildings and grounds of The Grove.  You will learn about the history of The Grove and its founding family and descendants. It’s a wonderful opportunity to engage with visitors.


Saturday and Sunday, year round, Tuesday and Thursday, June 18-August 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Minimum time commitment

  • One Training Session either Thursday, June 13, 7-9 p.m. or Saturday, June 15, 1-3 p.m.


  • Six 4 hour sessions during the summer, June 15 - August 11, with the opportunity to continue during the school year


Age: 14 and older.  If you’re ages 14-17 you’ll require a parent or guardian’s signed waiver included in the online application.


Maximum number of volunteers per program: 4 per session


Willingness to dress in historical costume provided by The Grove

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