Volunteers "keep the wheels turning" at Yates Mill!
Last year, volunteers generously donated more than 1,800 hours of their time to the park. We certainly could not provide the well-received programs, events and other services that we do without their help!
Volunteers have assisted mainly in the following areas: mill interpretation during guided tours, corn-grinding demonstrations, selling cornmeal, cooking products made with Yates Mill cornmeal, conducting historical research, making historically accurate period clothing, storytelling, helping with nature programs, maintaining and constructing trails, teaching craft-making, and participating in the Big Sweep cleanup, among other activities.
Congratulations to Ed Barrows, our 2014 Volunteer of the Year!
On Saturday, January 17, 2015, Mr. Ed Barrows was awarded the Volunteer of the Year award as a way to thank him for his a-maize-ing assistance and cheerful can-do attitude!
Would you be willing to lend some of your time and effort to the Yates Mill cause and help operate, maintain and interpret the park and the old mill?
Interested in volunteering at Historic Yates Mill County Park?
To learn more about becoming a Yates Mill park volunteer, please contact the park at 919-856-6675 or email our volunteer coordinator, Jennifer Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Interest Sessions
Sunday, July 19, 2–3 p.m.
Want to do more to help out your community park? Consider volunteering at Yates Mill! Join us for an interest session to learn about the exciting ways you can lend a hand. Preregistration is not required. Please call our volunteer coordinator at 919-856-6675 for details.
Training for New Mill Tour Volunteers
Sunday, August 9, 1–4 p.m.
Are you interested in helping to interpret Historic Yates Mill? If so, please plan to join park staff for a day of hands-on training to be held both in the park center and old mill. This program is required for any volunteers who wish to become mill interpreters. Preregistration is required.
Program Assistants & Tour Guides:
Help to interpret Yates Mill’s ecology & history!
Might you enjoy teaching education programs and/or leading guided mill tours, and maybe even getting to dress in historic costumes? We can always use assistance for the park’s programs & would love to hear how you best think you can contribute to the park’s programming efforts.
Training for New Volunteer Mill Tour Interpreters is being scheduled on an as-needed basis.
Greeters for Visitor Center:
Help to make the park a friendly place for everyone!
Do you have a friendly nature & like being around people? We could use some help covering the visitor center reception desk, by providing basic park information to visitors & answering the phone, especially on weekends.
Training for Reception Desk Volunteers is being scheduled on an as-needed basis.
Gardeners & Garden Clubs:
Help to make Yates Mill more environmentally friendly!
Would you be willing to put your green thumb to good use by helping to care for some of the park’s plant beds? With your help, park staff can reduce the use of herbicides and we can work together to keep the park looking good!