There are Artist-in-Residence programs for visual artists, writers, musicians, and other creative media.
Citizen scientists of all ages head out to the field to gain deeper knowledge and contribute valuable information to parks.
Centennial Volunteer Ambassadors
Youth helping to expand service-learning and volunteer efforts in national parks
National Parks BioBlitz
Since 2007, NPS and the National Geographic Society have collaborated to host one large-scale BioBlitz. Click here to learn more.
Girl Scout Ranger Program
Girl Scouts are invited to participate in a variety of existing, organized educational or service projects at national park sites.
Programs for Boy Scouts
Explore the national parks; learn about the National Park Service mission; help protect the nation's natural and cultural resources.
Participants from around the world train in and contribute to US national parks.
Free! For volunteers with 250 service hours with federal agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program.
The George and Helen Hartzog Awards
The George and Helen Hartzog Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service recognize the exemplary contributions of these very important people.
How can you serve our National Parks? Check out our new video about the Volunteers In Parks (VIP) program and how we’re partnering with American Express to get 1 million community members volunteering in our National Parks and public lands.
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