Do you like history? Architecture? Construction? If so, there is a unique volunteer opportunity just for you. Historicorps.org is a not-for-profit organization based in Denver, Colorado, that restores and preserves historic places on public lands. From their web site:
“HistoriCorps saves and sustains historic places for public benefit through partnerships that foster public involvement, engage volunteers and provide training and education.”
HistoriCorps have been busy restoring picnic shelters, line shacks, cabins, and other historically significant buildings on public lands with help from a volunteer work force. Current projects include structures on Cibola National Forest in New Mexico, a historic adobe house in Trinidad, Colorado, and a unique stone cabin in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. If you would like to volunteer or learn more about the projects that they have on deck for the rest of 2012, click here.
Read more about the NPS and the need for volunteers here.