Volunteers play an important role helping the NPS accomplish its work to preserve America's treasures and educate the public. The National Park Service's official volunteer program is called Volunteers-in-Parks, or VIP. Authorized in 1970 it's a way for the Park Service to accept and use volunteer help from public.
Volunteers can be used in any area of a park's operation and can do almost any type of work so long as that work:
Would not otherwise get done during a particular fiscal year because of funding or personnel limitations.
Allows paid employees to accomplish work that would not otherwise get done during a particular fiscal year because of funding or personnel limitations.
Does not result in the displacement of any paid employees.
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