Every year, hundreds of individuals contribute their enthusiasm and skills to help the National Park Service preserve and protect its natural and cultural resources, and to serve and educate its visitors. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument has a very active volunteer program. Our VIP's (Volunteers-in-the-Parks) help support the Monument in a variety of ways, from greeting visitors to maintaining trails. The time commitment for volunteer work varies from one-day projects to longer term projects. Both individuals and organized groups are welcome to volunteer. . The Monument also hosts a variety of internship opportunities.