Support Your Park
Volunteer projects at Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve offer a way for individuals to take ownership of our public lands and experience their park in a new way. A range of projects are available, depending on the skills and interests of each individual or group. For more information on volunteering at Craters of the Moon, contact our volunteer coordinator at (208) 527-1332 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Needs include:Campground Host
Assist campers at our 50 site campground. Click on link for more information.
Artist in Residence
Interpret the landscape and share your artistic skills with the public during a residency at the park.
Removal of deteriorated asphalt and concrete from trail edges
Paved trails break down over time; this project would collect loose rock and asphalt that has accumulated along the trail.
Clean and paint campground grills
Removal of loose rocks from trail tread
Clear natural-surface trails of medium-to-large rocks and obstructions.
Remove invasive plants from native plant communities.
Fence post removal
Collect and remove posts left from an old fence.
Boundary fence augmentation
Removal of bottom wire from boundary fences along North End to ease wildlife migration paths.
Assist with special programs
Assist a ranger during hikes, snowshoe walks, and other activities with the public throughout the monument.
Did You Know?
In 1969 Apollo astronauts Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell, Joe Engle and Eugene Cernan visited Craters of the Moon. They explored the lava landscape in order to learn the basics of volcanic geology in preparation for future trips to the moon. More...