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    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • Road Construction Delays on Park Roads for 2014 Season

    Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks on weekdays only (times vary), including delays to/from the General Sherman Tree, Crystal Cave, and Grant Grove. More »

  • Vehicle Length Limits in Sequoia National Park (if Entering/Exiting Hwy 198)

    Planning to see the "Big Trees" in Sequoia National Park? If you enter/exit via Hwy. 198, and your vehicle is longer than 22 feet (combined length), please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »

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    We are experiencing technical problems receiving incoming phone calls. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please send us an email to SEKI_Interpretation@nps.gov or check the "More" link for trip-planning information. More »

Individual Volunteers

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Your contribution of time and energy helps us to protect the magnificent natural and cultural resources of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Opportunities for individual volunteers are available year-round, with the greatest need for volunteers in the summer high season. Volunteers help operate visitor centers and campgrounds, assist in the control of non-native invasive vegetation, support the operations of the native plant nursery, provide administrative support in offices and perform a variety of other tasks.

Below, you can learn more about recurring positions, and view current openings.

You can also find current opportunities for all national parks at www.volunteer.gov/gov.

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

 
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RECURRING VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Campground Hosts
Campground hosts assist visitors with campground operations while stationed at various campgrounds in the park. Volunteers may register campers and help them find campsites, walk campground loops to inform and educate visitors, provide information about the park, work with Park Service employees in handling campground money and perform minor maintenance. Campground host positions are removed from the volunteer opportunity listings at www.volunteer.gov/gov once they are filled for the season.

River Rovers
Foothills River Rovers promote river safety and help visitors enjoy the natural wonders of Sequoia National Park. Volunteers may patrol river access points, staff information booths, provide information to visitors and report emergencies and illegal or improper activity.

Visitor Center Assistants
Visitor Center Assistants work alongside park staff at the Foothills, Grant Grove, Cedar Grove, Lodgepole and Giant Forest visitor centers. Volunteers support visitor center staff by sharing information with park visitors, answering the telephone, responding to questions and helping with Sequoia Natural History Association retail sales.

Did You Know?

Low fire burns through a grove during a prescribed burn.

Fire is an essential part of Sierra forest ecology. Plants and animals have adapted to the periodic, low-intensity fires that naturally occur here. In fact, sequoias need fire to open their cones and release the seeds, and to leave cleared beds of ash where they sprout and grow best.