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Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Foundation Charity Profile
Clark Fort Mandan Foundation. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization which manages and maintains Fort Mandan and the North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. The mission of the Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation is to preserve and reveal our unique sense of place-beginning with the Lewis & Clark Expedition at Fort Mandan and the stories of place, people, the land, and the Missouri River.
Our goals focus on the historical transitions from the Lewis & Clark Expedition, to the fur trade and riverboat era, through pioneer settlement and into the future, being vigilant in telling the stories “with as many voices as possible,” mindful of the unique history of our region.
The Foundation's legacy is made possible by the support of hundreds of individual members, throughout North Dakota and across the country. Benefactors and volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life support the mission of the Foundation.
The Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation, is led by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors.
Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Foundation Volunteer Information
Two hundred years ago Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and 40-some volunteers built and resided in a three sided structure they named Fort Mandan. Today you can be part of their lasting legacy by sharing the Corps of Discovery’s story with visitors from around the world by becoming a volunteer at Fort Mandan and the North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center at Washburn, ND. Washburn is located 38 miles North of Bismarck, on US Highway 83.
The Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation’s Volunteer program has many exciting opportunities for everyone. Become part of the most thrilling time in North Dakota’s history since Lewis and Clark resided here two centuries ago.
Volunteering can be on a daily basis; one day a week, month, or any day that is convenient. Make your own schedule. Are events more your style? Our special events are always exciting, entertaining and educational.
The Extended Stay Volunteer Program for RV’ers (either couples or individuals), is available as an eight day or one month stay, and is seasonal from May 1 through October 31, 2005. Training is provided for all positions on site and all volunteers must be at least 14 years old. You will receive an RV site with full hook-ups, discounts in our gift shops and at local attractions, along with other incentives that will benefit you as part of the Volunteer Program. Listed below are some of the positions and short duty descriptions.
Behind the Scenes Mass mailings, filing, copying, and answering questions via mail and e-mail.
Grounds Keeping Light gardening, watering trees, washing picnic tables, and sweeping picnic shelters.
Docent Answering questions in exhibits, escorting tour groups, assisting with historical programs.
Public Service Greeting the visitors, operating the information desk, assisting with crowd control, and maintaining the brochure rack.
Retail Assisting with stocking and creating displays in the gift shops, unpacking, counting, and recording packing information concerning newly received stock, packing and shipping gift shop, website, and wholesale orders