New Backcountry Camping procedures
Reservations for required permits must be obtained through Recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Davis Park or access points west, and involve a 2½ to 10 mile hike. More »
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Visitor Center/Interpretation Volunteer
Assist National Park Service rangers in the operation of the many visitor centers: Otis Pike Wilderness, Watch Hill, Sailors Haven, William Floyd Estate, and/or the Fire Island Lighthouse: answering questions, taking reservations for wilderness camping, assisting with phones, and assist with the operation of Eastern National Bookstores. As interest merits, may also assist with interpretive programs or conduct independent programs under the supervision of the interpretive supervisor, may assist other divisions with miscellaneous park operation when needed.
William Floyd Estate Interpretive Volunteer
Watch Hill Campground Host
Natural Resource Management Volunteer
Collections Management Volunteer
All volunteers are assigned to a specific work site. However, there may be times when special events come up and volunteers are given the opportunity to assist in fairs, outreach programs, or beach clean-ups.
For more information on becoming a volunteer at Fire Island National Seashore please call 631-687-4780 or e-mail the Volunteer Coordinator.
Volunteer: Resource Stewardship Girl Scout Ranger Program
Girl Scouts can earn a certificate and/or patch to recognize their leadership development and resource stewardship activities by participating in a new National Park Service program.
National Park Service/Boy Scouts of America
The Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger program engages Scouts in educational programs and volunteer service projects in national park sites to:
Did You Know?
In 1790, William Floyd - one of New York's four signers of the Declaration of Independence - was the largest slave holder in Suffolk County, New York, at one time. The 1790 U. S. Census indicates that 14 slaves lived on his Mastic plantation. More...