An El Malpais volunteer stands in front of a mural depicting wildlife in the area
Volunteering at El Malpais National Monument offers countless opportunities to engage with the public and natural resources.

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Spend some time with us as a volunteer! Share your love of El Malpais with visitors at the El Malpais Visitor Center, help the natural resource division with cave surveys, clean up graffiti with maintenance, or assist cultural resources with archaeology studies.

Available volunteer opportunities vary throughout the year. For more information about current volunteer opportunities, contact the volunteer coordinator by e-mail or call 505-876-2783.

After 250 hours of service, you can earn a volunteer pass to federal lands valid for one year!


Volunteer Opportunities

El Malpais is always looking for local volunteers to help with visitor center operations and various projects. Please contact the park volunteer coordinator if you are a local interested in volunteering with us.

Occasionally, the park has volunteer opportunities for non-locals that provide housing, stipends, or other amenities. These volunteer opportunities listed on volunteer.gov:

Last updated: January 9, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1900 E. Santa Fe Ave.
Grants, NM 87020


505 876-2783

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