Are you ready for a challenge? The National Park Service's centennial year is here, and we want to encourage everyone to take part in the celebration! We invite people of all ages to find their park and discover the national parks in their community through volunteerism. Registered volunteers who contribute 201.6 hours of service between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 can earn a Centennial Volunteer Challenge Coin! Contact a national park near you to learn more.
Volunteering in Your National Park
- Volunteer for Your National Parks Video (Golden Gate National Recreation Area)
- Volunteers-in-Parks Video (Golden Gate National Recreation Area)
- National Park Service Volunteer Program (Greater Washington National Parks)
- Volunteers Answer the Call (Cabrillo National Monument)
Annual Volunteer Pass
A free pass covers entrance fees and is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Passes are issued to volunteers who contribute 250 service hours with Federal agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program. Learn more here.
Contact your local federal recreation site for more information about volunteer opportunities or visit Volunteer.gov.
How can you serve our National Parks? Check out our new video about the Volunteers In Parks (VIP) program and how we’re partnering with American Express to get 1 million community members volunteering in our National Parks and public lands.
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