Extreme Water Shortage
Extreme water shortage throughout park. Visitors are limited to 5 gallons per day, and are encouraged to conserve further when possible. Please consider bringing your own water to the park.
How to apply
Application - If you are interested in volunteering please fill out this form and send it to:
Big Bend National Park
You can also e-mail us
Volunteers are sought for the positions of camphost, visitor center host, and maintenance. Volunteers should be committed to bringing their trailer or RV and staying at least three months. In exchange for a RV site, electricity, water, and reimbursed propane expenses, volunteers are required to work 32 hours a week.Most volunteer positions require training, references, and a background check. Training is provided unless otherwise noted.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Did You Know?
As part of the Mission 66 development program, Big Bend National Park received $14 million dollars for improvements between 1958 and 1965. One Texas writer felt that these developments, such as paved roads and campgrounds, "will not sissify nor citify the wilderness...." More...