Sue Ciaramicoli, Volunteer Curator of the Little Red Shop Museum in Hopedale, MA, gets ready to greet new visitors.

Leading. Teaching. Giving.

Our volunteers provide a vital link between the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor and the communities that are included within its boundaries. These passionate individuals foster a sense of pride and a concern for the Blackstone Valley of the past, present and future.

The Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program is a highly respected program of the National Park Service and is administered locally by Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. (BHC). The VIP program aims to create a mutually-rewarding experience for the volunteer and the National Park Service by matching individual interests with the many different venues, groups and events.

BHC provides program coordination, recruiting, training, and networking opportunities for volunteers that support both the National Heritage Corridor, the new National Historical Park, and any of our dozens of partners. With over 200 volunteers, the Volunteers-In-Parks program is a dynamic part of the fabric of the Blackstone Valley.


Become a VIP


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Are you interested in becoming a volunteer?

Complete the volunteer application and send to the email address below.

Please contact us with any of your questions.

Contact information for the VIP program:

Phone: (508) 234-4242

Email: volunteer@BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org

Please be sure to report your hours each month using this form.

You can complete the document 1 of 2 ways:

  1. Open the document on your computer and type into the form. Then, save the form to your hard drive and email the form to the VIP Program Coordinator at volunteer@BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org.
  2. Or, you can print the document, complete it, and mail to Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. at 670 Linwood Avenue, Whitinsville, MA 01588.