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    Fort Union

    National Monument New Mexico


Student Conservation Association (SCA)

The National Park Service needs volunteers throughout the year to assist with all aspects of park management: from archeological surveys to campground hosts. Many of our volunteers work through the Student Conservation Association.

For information on joining the SCA, visit www.sca-inc.org.

Volunteer Program (VIP)

Volunteer positions are coordinated through the volunteer coordinator.


Volunteer Opportunities

Visitor Services/Interpretation: If you enjoy talking to people of all ages, then helping at the visitor center information desk or assisting with interpretative programs could be for you!


Natural Resources: If you enjoy working outdoors and want to learn more about the flora & fauna of the monument, there are opportunities available.


Maintenance: If you have special skills in carpentry, mechanical repairs, plumbing, or adobe plastering, you may be interested in assisting the maintenance staff. Other duties may include routine cleaning of park buildings and restrooms, painting, and minor construction and repairs.


Administration: Administrative duties may include operating standard office equipment, filing, word processing, answering telephones, photocopying, maintaining office supply closet, and updating manuals.

Site Host Volunteers: 1 RV space is located near the Fort Union park housing and maintenance shop. The site is available for long and short term volunteer site hosts. Terms and agreement for use of the site will apply.

For details on current openings in this park, contact:

Volunteer Coordinator
Fort Union National Monument
P.O. Box 127
Watrous, NM 87753
(505) 425-8025

Did You Know?


Fort Union was established to protect commercial and military enterprises along the Santa Fe Trail. The fort was strategically positioned near the junction of the Mountain and Cimarron Branches of the trail to better serve their purpose.