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    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

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    The Harkers Island Visitor Center is open Sunday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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    Cape Lookout National Seashore is a cooperating agency in the Morehead City Harbor Integrated Dredged Material Management Plan being developed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. The full plan draft can be downloaded from the following link. More »

Volunteer

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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.

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 Kerby_Price@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

VIP Coordinator's e-mail
252-728-2250 ext. 3008
 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Did You Know?

Cape Lookout lighthouse

A lighthouse can be identified by its daymark (painted pattern) or by its light flash pattern. Cape Lookout Lighthouse has a diagonal checker pattern and a single short flash of light every fifteen seconds. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...