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Learn new skills! Gain work experience! Meet new people! Explore your national park!
Join the community of volunteers nationwide who donate their time and talent to our national parks. Come share in Shenandoah National Park's mission of resource protection and visitor services.

Program Overview
Shenandoah National Park provides a variety of volunteer opportunities. These range from clerical, skilled and unskilled maintenance, campground support, natural resources data collection, exotic plant removal, as well as visitor contact on walking trails or at visitor centers. The majority of opportunities are available April through November, but some may be available through the year. Opportunities are be available for individuals as well as groups. For additional information, e-mail the park's volunteer coordinator.

How to get started
Participating in the Volunteer-in-Parks program is a rewarding way to explore and contribute to your national parks! You may want to explore opportunities listed below under "Current Volunteer Opportunities" when available and apply directly. You may also download an application here, and mail it to:

Shenandoah National Park
Volunteer & Youth Programs Coordinator
3655 U.S. Hwy 211 East
Luray, VA 22835-4702

Trail Work Volunteer Opportunities
Shenandoah National Park offers over 500 miles of hiking trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Much of the work to maintain Park trails is accomplished in partnership with the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC). If you are interested in volunteering to do trail work, please browse the current PATC Volunteer opportunities.

Thank you for your interest in Shenandoah National Park, we look forward to hearing from you soon!


Current Volunteer Opportunities

A Shenandoah Volunteer cutting invasive plants at Rapidan Camp.

Volunteer assisting with invasive plant species management at Rapidan Camp.

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