Individual Volunteers

Volunteers may be involved in leading interpretive tours, staffing an information desk, working on a trail crew, helping with maintenance of park facilities, supporting research, assisting with administrative tasks, and aiding with exotic plant management or habitat restoration.

Individuals interested in volunteering for one day to several months should visit our website to download an application and view current opportunities.  

Most anybody can volunteer for a national park. Some positions have estimated time commitments; others are open-ended or ongoing. Duties requiring access to park buildings and computers, or handling money may require a background investigation. Individuals participating in court-approvedprobation, non-U.S. citizens with legal permanent resident status, and even participants under 18, may volunteer. Other non-U.S. citizens, please visit the Office of International Affairs website for information,, or contact the park Volunteer Coordinator.

Special Events ~ Volunteer activities are led by Park staff on a regular basis and may include a guided tour. Open to the public, they range from four to five hours. Individuals needing community service hours are encouraged to contact the park volunteer coordinator for more information.

Staff a Visitor Center

Administrative Work

Work in the Nursery

Staff an Outreach Booth

Join a Trail Crew

Lab Work

Field Research
Campground Host


Maintenance Assistance
Native Plant Society Help
Miscellaneous Projects