Volunteers assist National Park Service staff in a variety of areas. The dedication of volunteers insures that we will be able to complete our mission of protecting the resources while providing high quality, nature-based recreational opportunities.
Volunteer Brochure (pdf file, 95kb)
Volunteering at Assateague
Pony Patrol - Pony Patrol - The Pony Patrol volunteers play an active role in protecting wildlife. Visitors often try to feed, pet, and get too close to the famous Assateague wild horses. Pony Patrol volunteers educate the public and interrupt harmful interactions with visitors. It is desirable to be in good physical condition as these duties are performed entirely outdoors using bicycles or golf carts. Constant exposure to heat, sun and biting insects make this position an arduous assignment. Good people skills are a must! Specialized training is provided and a minimum commitment of 3 months is required. Housing may be available.
Those interested in becoming a volunteer at Assateague Island National Seashore should fill out an application or send an email or letter. Be sure to make a detailed description of your qualifications in the areas for which you apply. The VIP coordinator or a department supervisor will review your application. If your particular talents and skills appear to be ones the park needs, you will be contacted for an interview. We sometimes find that a match cannot be made between applicants' abilities or time commitments and our own park needs at the time. You will be notified during or shortly after the interview if you have been selected for a volunteer position at which time the details and other conditions, duties and responsibilities will be conveyed.
Assateague Island National Seashore staff is honored by the commitment and dedication of the many individuals who wish to donate experience and time to the National Park Service. We thank you for your generosity of spirit and devotion.
For more information contact:
Volunteer in Parks Coordinator
Assateague Island National Seashore
7206 National Seashore Lane
Berlin, Maryland 21811
Last updated: March 28, 2020