Volunteers sought for New Park Tours

We are looking for volunteers who would like to spend some time in the summer sun and have fun while taking part in Connecticut’s most innovative historic tourism venture. Volunteers will be needed to guide visitors who disembark from the park’s water taxi at Fort Trumbull, and City Pier in downtown New London and at Fort Griswold in Groton, said Amy Perry, the park’s executive director. The taxi links historic sites that helped shape our nation.

“These volunteers will serve as docents on walking tours we have prepared, so no specialized background is needed, except a desire to help us showcase our region’s extraordinary historic sites and museums,” Perry said. “As the experience at the Park continues to grow so do the opportunities for local people to get involved.” Volunteers don’t have to commit to a specific schedule on a Saturday or Sunday between Memorial Day Weekend and mid-September when the water taxi is in operation.

Flexible schedules will be the norm. Volunteers should feel comfortable speaking in front of small groups. “We hope that by offering complimentary docent-led walking tours more people will visit the park, and learn about the history that surrounds us,” she said. “Even those who have ridden the water taxi in previous seasons will have another reason to ride again, and even bring family and those who are visiting.”

Anyone who is interested in volunteering is encouraged to reach out via email at: info@thamesriverheritagepark.org