Fire Restrictions in Effect
Due to recent hot, dry, and windy conditions, the park is currently at very high fire danger. The following fire restrictions are in effect: No open fires are permitted anywhere within the park. Smoking is only permitted inside an enclosed vehicle. More »
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.
Things to Know Before Applying
Before applying as a volunteer to Mesa Verde National Park, please consider the following:
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?
The Ancestral Puebloans inhabited Mesa Verde for more than 700 years (550 A.D. to 1300 A.D.), but for the first six centuries, they primarily lived on the mesa tops. It was not until the final 75 to 100 years that they constructed and lived in the cliff dwellings for which Mesa Verde is known.