volunteers with buckets and trash pickers
Volunteer groups pick up trash at parking lots and trails.

NPS/Karen Garthwait

There are many ways you can help take care of your public lands. Leaving no trash or graffiti beyond, picking up litter, and obeying all park regulations are great ways to show your stewardship of Arches.

National Park Service Volunteers sign up to help with specific tasks. Some volunteer positions need minimal training, like invasive plant removal, while others require specialized experience or knowledge. Housing for park volunteers is extremely limited.

If you are interested in serving in as an official park volunteer, check the list of opportunities below, or contact:

Volunteer Coordinator
National Park Service
2282 SW Resource Blvd.
Moab, UT 84532
(435) 719-2142


Volunteer Service Groups

If your scout troop, Alternative Spring Break group, or other organization would like to volunteer at Arches for a few hours, a day, or a week, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at least four weeks before your visit. Volunteers under the age of 18 need written permission from legal guardians in order to sign up as park volunteers.

Student Conservation Association (SCA)

Many park volunteers work through the Student Conservation Association. For information on joining the SCA and current opportunities, visit www.thesca.org.

Education volunteer addresses school group seated on slickrock
Outdoor education instructor with a local school group

NPS/Heidi Wainer

Outdoor Education Internships

Great teaching experiences are available in canyon country. If you like children and enjoy working in the outdoors, an internship with Canyon Country Outdoor Education (CCOE) is the position for you. For information about available opportunities, check thesca.org, volunteer listings below, or contact us:

Arches/Grand County Internship Questions: Email Us

Canyonlands/San Juan County Internship Questions: Email Us


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Last updated: January 31, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 907
Moab, UT 84532


(435) 719-2299

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