• View of Square Tower House, seen along the Mesa Top Loop

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado


Mesa Verde National Park's Volunteer in the Park (VIP) Program

Volunteer opportunities at Mesa Verde vary according to the season and individuals skills and interests.

1. Follow this this link (www.nps.gov/getinvolved/index.htm), click on "volunteer," and fill out the Volunteer Application form (lower right, under "Resources.")
2. Complete the application as thoroughly as possible. Be specific in describing your talents, skills, and interests to enable the VIP Program Coordinator to better match your skills with park needs.

Print out and mail or fax your completed, signed application to:

Mesa Verde National Park
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
PO Box 8
Mesa Verde, CO 81330

Fax: 970-529-4637

The Mesa Verde VIP Program Coordinator will contact you after reviewing your application.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for your National Parks!


Volunteering at Other Federal and State Agencies

To find out about volunteering opportunities in many other federal and state agencies, visit www.volunteer.gov.

Did You Know?

Photograph of Cliff Palace, 1895 - 1900 by WH Jackson

On a snowy December day in 1888, while ranchers Richard Wetherill and Charlie Mason searched Mesa Verde’s canyons for stray cattle, they unexpectedly came upon Cliff Palace for the first time. The following year, the Wetherill brothers and Mason explored an additional 182 cliff dwellings.