Our network

Breathe Life Into the Past as a Sully Historic Site Volunteer | Events

Title (Max 100 Characters)

Breathe Life Into the Past as a Sully Historic Site Volunteer

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Sully Historic Site, a Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) site, is looking for volunteers with an interest in 18th and 19th century history and museums. Volunteers will work alongside historians to help preserve and interpret the 1794 home of Richard Bland Lee, Northern Virginia’s first representative to Congress. One of Fairfax County’s historic treasures, Sully is a unique location for volunteers to donate their time and talents.

Currently over 80 volunteers regularly contribute to the daily operations at Sully. Volunteers serve as teaching and touring docents, gardeners, and administrative staff. They provide visitor services and perform specialty skills such as spinning wool, woodworking, and other historic roles. Opportunities to dress in period costume are available during programs and school trips.

The atmosphere at Sully is collegial. Volunteers are encouraged to research and propose new program ideas. In addition to the satisfaction earned from delivering top-notch historic programs to the public, volunteers receive the added benefit of free admission to FCPA programs at nature centers, Green Spring Gardens, and other historic sites.

Sully is currently seeking docents and gardeners.

  • Teaching Docents lead small groups of children through the historic site and answer questions about the site’s history, buildings, grounds, and collections. Patience with young children is essential. 
  • Touring Docents guide visitors through the historic site and facilitate discussion. They answer questions about the site’s history, buildings, grounds and collections. Touring Docents must be able to communicate effectively with varied audiences, from children to adults. 
  • Gardeners assist with all phases of indoor/outdoor gardening, including mulching, propagation, transplanting, weeding, watering, and harvesting.  Gardening positions begin spring 2012.

Sully Historic Site is located at 3650 Historic Sully Way in Chantilly, Virginia.

To become a volunteer, contact Kiersten Conley at 703-437-1794. For more information about the site, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sully.

Chantilly Deals