• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

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  • 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
Volunteer Program Office
PO Box 129
Big Bend National Park, TX 79834

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?

Roadrunner on the rocks

Paisano, a Spanish word meaning countryman or peasant, is also a nickname for the greater roadrunner. Common in Big Bend National Park, the roadrunner's nickname is also the namesake of the park's visitor guide.