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    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

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    On May 23, 2014, the NPS released a Environmental Impact Statement for its Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan for a 60-day comment period, which was extended to September 4. The comment period will be extend an additional 15 days until September 19, 2014.


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Ever wanted to be treated as a VIP? You can be one at Cape Lookout National Seashore! Become a VIP by signing up for our VIP (that’s Volunteer-in-Parks) program.

Every year Cape Lookout National Seashore VIPs, from all walks of life, volunteer their time and expertise to a variety of projects.

As a VIP, you will work side-by-side with National Park Service rangers, biologists, and maintenance staff. The types of positions vary greatly and may include such activities as computer data entry, skilled and unskilled maintenance, trail trimming, beach clean-up, wildlife monitoring, exotic plant removal, greeting visitors at visitor centers, and environmental education assistance.

Volunteer opportunities are available for a wide range of time commitments – from a few hours to all summer – and schedules. Some opportunities, such as the caretaker positions, require two people who are willing to work together. For more information on these positions, please visit our Annual Volunteer Opportunities webpage.

If you are interested in becoming a VIP, download and fill out the application (361 KB, pdf). Then, mail it to the address below or e-mail it to the park's VIP Coordinator at CALO_VIP_Coordinator@nps.gov.

Information on volunteer opportunities for groups and internships is provided on the pages in this section.

For more information or to submit your application:

VIP Coordinator
Cape Lookout National Seashore
131 Charles Street
Harkers Island, NC 28531

252-728-2250 ext. 3008

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Did You Know?

Horseshoe Crab

Horseshoe crabs are estimated to have survived as a species for at least the last 300 million years. Cape Lookout National Seashore