Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site announces service award for Jeff Campbell
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site would like to congratulate Jeff Campbell on his selection as the awardee for the Intermountain Regional 2020 George and Helen Hartzog Award for Enduring Service. This “lifetime achievement” volunteer award celebrates the contributions of an individual volunteer over many years of service. Each year nearly 300,000 volunteers across the National Park Service (NPS) donate more than 6.5 million hours of service. Through their extraordinary work and dedication, these volunteers make an exceptional contribution to their parks and communities.
The Hartzog Awards are given annually to recognize the exemplary contributions NPS volunteers make to their park and to their community. George B. Hartzog Jr. served as the Director of the National Park Service and created the Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program in 1970. Over the last 20 years working with Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site as a volunteer, Jeff Campbell has provided invaluable, necessary work and assistance to the park. During his time Jeff has functioned as a subject matter expert on the Sand Creek Massacre by providing the park with vital research and historical information. He has reviewed a wide variety of park written work and publications, significantly improving efforts to interpret the massacre accurately. Jeff has also served as a regular interpretative volunteer, often at the request of groups seeking to schedule programs from him specifically.