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?
When the Home sank on Diamond Shoals off of Cape Hatteras in 1837, there were only two life jackets for all 130 people on board. Ninety people died. Congress passed the Steamboat Act the next year, requiring all vessels to carry one life jacket per passenger.