• Photo of the steep natural entrance of Carlsbad Caverns

    Carlsbad Caverns

    National Park New Mexico

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  • Cave Lighting Project

    We are undergoing a year-long lighting project in the cavern. Please be aware of caution tape along pathways inside the cave and use due care.

Volunteer

Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs)
Volunteers come from all over the world to help preserve and protect America’s natural and cultural heritage. Volunteers of all ages give of their time and expertise to help achieve the National Park Service mission.

The protection, preservation and interpretation of Carlsbad Caverns National Park’s world-class resources would not be possible without the help of volunteers! Volunteer positions are coordinated locally through the park’s volunteer coordinator. For information on current volunteer opportunities, contact:

Volunteer Coordinator
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
3225 National Parks Highway
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220

Phone: 575.785.2232, dial '0' and ask for the VIP Coordinator

For more park and volunteer information, please visit the park website: www.nps.gov/cave.

Student Conservation Association (SCA)
Many park volunteers work through the Student Conservation Association. For more information, visit www.thesca.org.

Did You Know?

Evening bat flight at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Nearly 400,000 Brazilian (more commonly called Mexican) Free-tailed bats call Carlsbad Cavern home in the summer... and all they want to do each night is eat bugs... several tons of them!