Volunteers often work at the Visitor Center desk.
Cooperating Association and Bookstore
The Petrified Forest Museum Association is the park's cooperating association, providing funding, staff, and supplies. This non-profit organization also manages three bookstores in the park, located in the Painted Desert Visitor Center, Painted Desert Inn, and Rainbow Forest Museum.
Monetary donations are graciously accepted and directly benefit the park. These funds are used for interpretation, visitor services and safety, as well as resource management programs.
Join the Petrified Forest team and become a volunteer! The park has opportunities in interpretation, resource management, maintenance, and fee collection. Housing may be available. See below for current volunteer opportunities.