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Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Park After Dark!

Park After Dark is the C&O Canal Trust’s annual fundraising gala held at the Historic Great Falls Tavern in Potomac, MD, during which thousands of dollars are raised to help preserve the natural, cultural, historic, and scenic resources of the C&O Canal National Historical Park. This event includes live music, a silent auction, and a catered dinner for 300 guests. A large event like this is not possible without the help of local community volunteers.

The C&O Canal National Historical Park is a unique treasure, and your contribution as a volunteer for the C&O Canal Trust, the Park’s official nonprofit partner, ensures the Park will continue to inspire future generations.

We need volunteers for the following shifts:

  • Friday, September 13: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Event set up
  • Saturday, September 14: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Event set up
  • Saturday, September 14: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. – Catering, Registration, Fire Tending, and more
  • Sunday, September 15: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Event clean up

Please note: This event is suitable for volunteers ages 12 and up, with the exception of the Saturday evening shift, which is only suitable for volunteers ages 15 and up. SSL hours will be available at all shifts.

Due to the nature of the event, we request all volunteers be above the age of 12.