MISSOURI STATE PARKS


Interpretive Volunteer

As an interpreter, you will assist in presenting interpretive programs that help visitors discover and understand the natural surroundings or the state's past.  The greatest need for interpreters is during the spring and summer season.  Volunteers in this capacity will undergo training from staff.

About Battle of Athens State Historic Site

Battle of Athens State Historic Site is a place of peace and serenity. Its historic buildings, tree-studded landscape, and mile of Des Moines River frontage make the site a perfect place to hike, picnic or camp. But today’s peace belies the site’s history as the place where the northernmost battle fought west of the Mississippi occurred, when about 500 Union soldiers repelled nearly four times their number of pro-Southern State Guardsmen. The site includes interpretation and tours of the battlefield as well as a number of historic buildings, including one that was pierced by a cannonball during the battle.