Covid-19 Update September 15th, 2021 - We are safely open with Fall Hours: Historic Programming Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm, Visitor Center and Gift Shop Saturdays 10am to 5pm.

Additional programs/library/genealogy by appointment.

Grounds and Trails are open daily from Dawn to Dusk.

Please visit safely, and follow all health and safety guidelines.

For more information, please contact Matthew Wedd at or call at 717-328-2800 and leave a voicemail.

Volunteer at The Conococheague Institute!

Volunteers at CI

Since its inception, the Conococheague Institute has prospered thanks to the dedication of its volunteer corp. From Research, Event Planning, Educational Programming, and Grounds Maintenance the time and expertise of Volunteers have been greatly appreciated.

As we continue to grow in size, we will be accepting Volunteers in new and varied roles, and you could be a part of it.

Requirements for Volunteering may vary based on position and need, but we are an equal opportunities organization and as such do not discriminate against applicants of any race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

For more information look through the Volunteer Roles in their subpages that are currently available and find the position that suits you!

2021 Volunteer Training

In order to make CI's Volunteer team more cohesive, we have conducted our 2021 Volunteer Training on March 31st. Thank you to those who attended.

This training to be held on Zoom will entail an overview of CI, its mission, and what Volunteers can expect.

It will make up one part of the Volunteer Certification process, the other being PA required background checks and on site training.

By conducting the certification process, it allows CI to be in line with other institutions. By having all volunteers trained, screened, and certified, we are protecting you, the collection, and visitors.  We anticipate great success for CI as we continue to improve our Site and Team.  We greatly appreciate your interest and participation as we strengthen our commitment to achieve CI’s mission and goals

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To Volunteer in 2021 at CI and be certified please take the following steps.

  1. Be a Member in good standing
  2. Watch the video above or watch it here on YouTube
  3. Read and Sign the Volunteer Manual and return to
  4. Provide CI appropriate Background checks required by PA law (or contact us to have it done on your behalf)
  5. Request additional documentation from CI on specific volunteer roles (Historic program outlines, Interpretive Standards etc)
  6. Co-ordinate with CI to volunteer and shadow a staff member or Certified Volunteer in on site training

Thank you for your support. For more questions contact with the Subject Line "Volunteering"