Independent | National Park Service's Volunteers-in-Parks

Open Opportunity


The Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program is a National Park Service-wide program that allows individuals to play an active role in helping protect and share these national treasures. There are unique opportunities to contribute to the important work being done throughout the National Park Service while allowing individuals to apply apply their talents and skills or learn new ones in a way that is both beneficial to the volunteer and to the benefiting park. Some possible volunteer activities include:

  • Lead or support education and public-facing programs
  • Maintain or rebuild trails or historic buildings
  • Conduct research or monitor wildlife to preserve our natural resources
  • Help families make memories happen as a campground host
  • Teach others about the park and swear in new Junior Rangers in the visitor center
  • Support libraries, archives, and museums in parks to preserve our cultural resources
  • Produce art while staying in a park as an Artist-In-Residence
  • Educate train travelers on the natural and cultural heritage of a region through the Trails & Rails program

Find a list of available opportunities at, search for a volunteer event, or contact a national park near you

This is an independent engagement opportunity. NO TRANSPORATION PROVIDED.


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