Volunteer

Interested in Volunteering?

Contact Abby Wines , volunteer coordinator, (760-786-3221) to inquire about volunteer opportunities or to schedule your service project.

Volunteer In the Parks (Long-Term)

During the winter season, October through April, Death Valley has openings for long term volunteers. Positions may be as campground hosts, maintenance workers of any and all disciplines, or as assistants to scientific researchers working in the field. Volunteers should be committed to staying at least a minimum of three months, and since housing, other than campground hookups, is very limited, volunteers should be prepared to bring their homes with them.

 
A bighorn sheep ram stands on a ridge line looking down.
A bighorn sheep ram is taking a look.

(NPS photo)

On-going Independent Opportunities

Share Wildlife Data with iNaturalist.org

See any cool wildlife during your visit? Here is how to contribute:
  • Go to iNaturalist.org and create an account. You can also download the iNaturalist app for your smart phone or tablet.
  • Search for “Death Valley Wildlife” under the projects tab.
  • Click “Add Observation” and enter your data — date, time, weather, location, behavior, and anything else you find interesting. If you took a picture, you can add that too!
  • Check out our project site to view the Death Valley species list and to see other visitors’ observations.
 

Student Conservation Association (SCA)

The National Park Service needs volunteers throughout the year to assist with all aspects of park management: from archeological surveys to trail construction. Many of our volunteers work through the Student Conservation Association a non-profit organization that provides more than three thousand volunteers per year for conservation projects. For information on the SCA and on becoming a member, visit their website at www.thesca.org

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Last updated: April 1, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328

Phone:

(760) 786-3200

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