Volunteers-In-Parks participants work side-by-side with National Park Service employees to preserve the United States' natural and cultural legacy and to help visitors discover the resources, meanings, and values found in its national parks.
Anyone can be a "VIP": individuals, couples, families, students, and organized groups from all over the United States and the world. Become a VIP and put yourself at the heart of the park experience!
Volunteers-In-Parks participants play an ever-increasing role in national parks through a variety of jobs, including answering visitor questions at an information desk, presenting living history demonstrations in period costumes, building fences, painting buildings, making cabinets, giving guided nature walks and evening campfire programs, assisting with preservation of museum artifacts, maintaining trails, building boardwalks, designing computer programs or park websites, and serving on a bike, horseback, or beach patrol.
|How to Join||
To apply for Volunteers-In-Parks, visit America’s Natural and Cultural Resources Volunteer Portal at http://volunteer.gov/gov/.
If you do not wish to apply online, complete and mail or
Varies depending on activity.
|Ideal Age Group||Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
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