Volunteers In Park (VIP)
Every year over 100 volunteers contribute thousands of hours of service to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Groups from organizations and companies volunteer for a few days, while individuals and couples may stay for months.
Volunteer assignments vary depending on the positions available, your skill and experience, and the number of weeks you are able to commit. Volunteers are needed the most during late fall through early spring. Current volunteer opportunities are listed at the bottom of this page.
Visit the Volunteer Spotlight to meet a few of these great people who generously give of their time and their skills. Contact the monument's volunteer coordinator at 520-387-6849 for additional information. Learn more about National Park Service volunteer opportunities at http://volunteer.gov/ or visit http://www.facebook.com/npsvolunteers .
Student Conservation Association (SCA)
The National Park Service needs volunteers throughout the year to assist with all aspects of park management: from archeological surveys to trail construction. Many of our volunteers work through the Student Conservation Association a non-profit organization that provides more than three thousand volunteers per year for conservation projects. For information on the SCA and on becoming a member, visit their website at www.thesca.org
Volunteers who perform 250 service hours with the federal agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program, are eligible for a free volunteer pass. It is valid for one full year from the time it is issued.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Did You Know?
Gila Monsters are one of only two species of venomous lizards found in North America. You can find them in the late spring through early autumn at ORPI. They move really slow, and you have to try pretty hard to get bit. We don't recommend it. It hurts, and they don't let go.