Bears are active in Grand Teton
Black and grizzly bears are roaming throughout the park--near roads, trails and in backcountry areas. Hikers and backcountry users are advised to travel in groups of three or more, make noise and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay 100 yards from bears. More »
Volunteer opportunities with WCHP include a broad range of tasks and activities depending on the skills and expertise of the volunteers. Tasks can include: log cabin stabilization, log preservation/repair/replacement, basic carpentry, roof repair, window repair, chinking, masonry repair, landscape restoration, archiving historic materials, historic research and photography.
We welcome all skill levels and can accommodate most group sizes. Volunteer opportunities can be as short as one day or as long as a few weeks. While we do our best to accommodate everyone, our capacity to host volunteers depends on our project schedule. If you have an idea for a project you are interested in doing with us, please contact us at e-mail us and register as a volunteer with Grand Teton National Park here. Be sure to specify you are registering to volunteer at White Grass and what dates you are requesting.
Rustic lodging at the historic White Grass Dude Ranch is available to volunteers based on availability, training, and construction schedules. Please contact WCHP well in advance if you or your group are requesting housing at White Grass. Please note: To be considered for volunteer housing at White Grass a volunteer MUST commit to 32 hours of work.
To learn more the volunteer experience with WCHP please click here.
WCHP employs term and seasonal employees as funds allow. Please visit USA Jobs and use the search terms "preservation carpenter" or "historic preservation" to see explore current openings.
If you are a student interested in a historic preservation internship with WCHP, please visit the National Council for Preservation Education's website and view internship listings.
Please visit the White Grass Campus Page
Did You Know?
Did you know that lodgepole pine trees grow on glacial moraines in Jackson Hole? Glacial moraines are ridges of rocky debris left behind as Ice Age glaciers melted. The soil on these ridges retains moisture and is more hospitable to trees than the cobbly, porous soil on the outwash plain.