Cape Hatteras National Seashore Needs You!
We need your time and your talents…as a volunteer. Interested in meeting people from all over the world? Want to learn about the history of lighthouses and life-saving stations? Do you like sharing what you know with an interested audience? Want to help the sea turtles? Would enjoy working in an office with an amazing view? Then you should become a National Park Service VIP (Volunteer-In-Parks) at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Below are just a few descriptions of our volunteer opportunities. If you don’t see something that interests you or have a project in mind, let us know. You can also learn about the basic requirements of volunteering or, for further information, call the listed contact person.
Seashore volunteer recruitment is done through www.volunteer.gov/gov. Please check www.volunteer.gov/gov to see volunteer positions that are currently available. Submit your voluteer application directly on www.volunteer.gov/gov.
The park is generally in need of volunteers in the following categories:
Volunteering at the National Park Service Outer Banks Group
Did You Know?
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick structure ever moved. When it was built in 1870, it stood 1,500 feet from the shore. By 1999, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the ocean. To protect it from the encroaching sea, it was moved inland a total of 2,900 feet over a 23-day period.