Join Our Ranks - Volunteer!

Have a free afternoon? Enjoy history? Have a unique skill to show off?

The Fort welcomes new volunteers!  Here you can use your special talents in fun and exciting ways. If you are passionate about history or just want to dedicate your time to help keeping this special site alive, there is a place for you here at the Apple River Fort in our volunteer ranks.

Volunteers bring the Fort to life! Some faithfully volunteer in rain or shine to share the Fort's unique story through our living history program. If you prefer your modern clothes, consider volunteering in the interpretive center, sewing historic clothing, or helping with site maintenance. 

Volunteers receive ongoing training through monthly volunteer meetings.  No experience or expertise is required - just a willingness to learn!

Volunteer Job Opportunities
  • Living History Interpretation
  • Historic Clothing Sewing & Repair
  • Historical Research
  • Interpretive Center & Office Duties
  • Maintenance & Grounds

Download and complete the Volunteer Information Form and mail it to:

Apple River Fort

P.O. Box 206

Elizabeth, Illinois 61028

Or drop your form off in person at the Apple River Fort Interpretive Center during our open hours

Current Volunteers

Current volunteers can use the buttons below to sign up or log in to access the "Volunteer Resources" section of this website. After you first create your account, please notify site staff, as we need to manually approve it before you can start using it.