Important Notice to Mariners
Lake Mead water elevations will be declining throughout the summer. Before launching, check lake levels, launch ramp conditions, changes to Aids to Navigation and weather conditions by clicking on More »
Areas of Park Impacted by Storm Damage
Strong storms rolled through Lake Mead National Recreation Area Aug. 3-4, causing damage to some areas of the park. Crews are working to restore the below locations. Debris may be present in other areas of the park, as well, especially in the backcountry. More »
Goldstrike Canyon, Arizona Hot Spring Trails Temporarily Closed
A temporary emergency closure is in place for Goldstrike Canyon and Arizona Hot Spring trails within Lake Mead National Recreation Area, beginning Aug. 1. This closure includes National Park Service and Bureau of Reclamation lands. More »
Summer Fire Rules in Effect
Lake Mead NRA is now enforcing summer fire restrictions. Please click 'more' to learn about the rules for fire during our hot, dry season. More »
Volunteering is an American tradition that has made immeasurable contributions to communities, organizations, and individuals throughout the country.
Join our team! Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs) are Very Important People! Your contribution of time and energy will help us to protect the magnificent natural and cultural areas entrusted to us, and you’ll go home with a sense of pride at having participated in something worthwhile. Lake Mead National Recreation Area is your national park!
Every year, thousands of individuals contribute their enthusiasm and skills to help the National Park Service preserve and protect the natural and cultural resources and to serve and educate visitors. Volunteers help in almost every area of the park, from maintaining campgrounds to leading guided hikes. The time commitment for volunteer work varies from one-day projects to continuous work extending over months.
Individuals, families, and organized groups are welcome to volunteer. Opportunities are available both for highly skilled professionals and for beginners with little or no experience in land management. Volunteers can expect physically demanding working conditions due to the park environment. The nature of the work at the park can be challenging - but rewarding!
Would you like to join our team to work either on a regular basis or intermittently as your schedule allows? Check out the listings on our Volunteer Operations page.
Just want to help out for a day or a weekend in the middle of your busy schedule? We have many short-term opportunities scheduled on our Volunteer Events page. Check out the complete list to find a project that meets your interests, skills and schedule!
Are you a member of a group looking for a project? Find information on our Group Project page and come join us.
Ready to apply? Our Forms page should have what you need.
Still have questions? Browse our Frequently Asked Questions page; view pictures of volunteers in action in our Photo Album; check out the latest highlights in our Experience page or contact the park’s Volunteer Program Office by e-mail or by phone at 702-293-8714.
Did You Know?
Lake Mead was named in honor of Dr. Elwood Mead. As Commissioner of Reclamation from 1924 - 1936, he drafted new specifications for a giant project that would dam the Colorado River and create the world's (at that time) largest artificial lake.