Volunteers dressed in yellow protective gear feed a fire with trimmed branches.
Cut/Pile/Burn volunteers at the Marconi Site work on habitat enrichment for bobwhite quail.

Photo: NPS

You can be a steward

of Cape Cod National Seashore! Volunteers play a major role in the stewardship of our public lands and work in almost every area of the park. They contribute their enthusiasm, skills, and time to help preserve and protect the park's natural and cultural resources, contribute to essential scientific research through community science, as well as assist and educate visitors. Individual volunteer opportunities are available for all ages and skill levels.

Logo for SEASTAR program, wave crashing with a star fish emblem, text reads, "Cape Cod National Seashore, SEASTAR, Youth Volunteer Program."


Looking for something to do on the weekends? Want to get involved, gain memoriable experiences, and work as a team to help the park be a wonderful destination for visitors?
Youth are the future of our National Parks, and their choices will shape the fate of our environment. Cape Cod National Seashore is offering a variety of volunteer events and positions available for students and youth ages 14 and up to encourage positive changes led by our next generation. These opportunities are comprised of engaging, educational, and teamwork-oriented tasks that support various divisions at the seashore.


There are year-round opportunities, most of which are available in the summer season. Your contribution of time, energy, and skills helps us protect the cultural and natural resources within the park, and you'll go home with a sense of pride while caring for your national park. Check out the current openings on our Individual Volunteers page.


You can contact the volunteer program at email us.

Two volunteers pose with a ranger in between as they stand behind an information desk.
Interpretive Operations Assistants are volunteers that work with visitors at the information desks of the visitor centers.

Photo: NPS

There are several types of opportunities for you to get involved.

For those seeking a greater commitment, such as full-time internships for a few months to six months or longer, the national seashore hosts interns provided by American Conservation Experience http://www.usaconservation.org/ and AmeriCorps Cape Cod https://www.americorpscapecod.org/

Partner organizations, including Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Truro Historical Society, and Nauset Light Preservation Society also utilize volunteers to accomplish their missions in support of the national seashore. Contact them if you are interested in learning more.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

There are occasional opportunities for organized groups, such as Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts, church groups, school groups, and community organizations to participate in group projects at the national seashore. Opportunities vary, depending on time of year, the needs of the national seashore, environmental conditions, availability of supervision, and the interest and ability of the group.

Search for other volunteer opportunities

At Volunteer.gov you can search for all volunteer programs at Cape Cod National Seashore.

Last updated: August 10, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667


To speak to a park ranger, call 508-255-3421 for visitor information.

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