Members and Volunteers

We are a non-profit organization.  Please choose to help.
We can be reached at for a list of our most needed items or volunteer opportunities.

Memberships run July 1-June 30 yearly.  Your membership allows you a 15% discount on all items in the Visitor Center Gift Shop. Just show your membership card!

Friends of Booker T. Washington National Monument Membership Brochure 2020
Information and mail in or Pay Pal membership opportunities to be a FRIEND!
FBTWNM Membership Brochure 2020.pdf
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Ways You Can Volunteer with the Friends!
Download this form. Complete the boxes where you would like to assist in the Friends Organization and follow directions to either email or snail mail. Thank you.
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Memberships Help Build...
Annual Legacy Dinner- membership allows a $5 discount to the annual Legacy dinner Two $1000 Scholarships yearly to Franklin County High School Seniors (previous winners: Rowan O Absire-Sims, Ella J. Green, Jordan Law, Malala Penn, 2019: Eboni Hopkins, Daniel Tyree, Amaya Cobbs, Jacob Stockton )
A Forum for new ideas to help the BTWNM grow in its mission to serve the country as well as promoting the Park Summer Program helping youth build character through education and opportunities
Living History Guild presentations on JuneteenthHarvest Festival and An Ole Virginia Christmas Training Events for Volunteers and the Community
Work with Legislators to promote the protection of the Park Financial support for Historical research and seminars
Educational support for the Junior Park Ranger Program Social Media and Newsletter Communications


As a child, Washington cast his bucket into a spring on the Burroughs Plantation so that he could offer as much needed relief to the workers struggling in the tobacco fields. As an adult in his speech at the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta in 1895, Washington encouraged all Americans to "cast down their buckets" among one another to ensure the prosperity and protection of this country. Understanding that we depend on each other, The Friends of Booker T. Washington National Monument use the bucket to symbolize our efforts to protect and preserve the resources at the National Park and the legacy of Booker T. Washington.


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