• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

Volunteer Handbook

Welcome Volunteers!

Here is a handbook on the policies and procedures of Big Bend National Park's Volunteer-In-Parks Program. If you would like a hardcopy of this handbook, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer handbook [1MB PDF file]

Did You Know?

Mexican family living at Glenn Springs, 1916

The population of the Big Bend prior to the establishment of the National Park in 1944 was approximately 155 people, evenly divided between hispanics and anglos. Most of the hispanic families lived along the river and practiced subsistence farming; the anglo families were mostly ranchers. More...