Rackliffe House Seeks Volunteers

BERLIN — The Rackliffe House Trust is recruiting volunteers to serve as docents at Rackliffe House, an 18th-Century plantation house near Assateague Island that has been beautifully restored and now functions as a coastal heritage museum.

New volunteers must participate in a training session on Thursday, May 23. Once trained, volunteers will enhance the Assateague visitor’s experience through leading house tours and communicating Rackliffe’s unique cultural history story.

Individuals 18 years and older with an interest in local history and good public speaking skills may find this position particularly rewarding. Volunteers will become acquainted with the history of Rackliffe House and Maryland’s seaside heritage. Volunteers are asked to commit to working two days each month summer through late autumn.

In 2012, docents welcomed 1,100 visitors to Rackliffe House and donated more than 300 hours of service.

Interested individuals are asked to contact Jim Rapp at dlitedirector@comcast.net or 443-614-0261.

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.