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There are many ways you can help the park reach its goals when you are a volunteer.

photo by sally king

The V.I.P. (Volunteers in Parks) program is well established at Bandelier. Volunteering is one of the most important aspects of citizenship. People coming together on a voluntary basis to achieve common goals is a key feature of a dynamic society.


There are many diverse opportunities available for volunteering in Bandelier. They include such activities as trail maintenance, natural resource surveys, maintenance of cultural resources, working in the visitor center, office/clerical work, campground hosting, roving the trails, just to mention a few.

Ready to get involved?

For more information and an application, call one of the park volunteer coordinators, Debbie Hawes at 505-672-3861 x 502 or e-mail her.


 Interpretive Assistant -Volunteer would perform duties of an Interpretive Assistant. Greet visitors at the (TEC) Taft Education Center, Taft Boyhood Home; conduct tours of historically furnished rooms. Provide assistance with special events on site and off site. Assist staff in researching new projects for park presentations. Assist with park outreach programs.

Volunteer in the Park (VIP) Maintenance worker -Painting (non-artistic),maintenance/ Custodial/janitorial Landscaping/grounds, , Facility management, General carpentry.


Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance RD

Los Alamos, NM 87544


(505) 672-3861 x517

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