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There are plenty of way families, groups and individuals can get involved to help care for your national parks. Join a volunteer event near you. Check out opportunities below.

The National Park Service offers one-time to reoccurring volunteer opportunities for kids, teen, families, groups and individuals. To learn more about volunteering with the National Park Service and to get started, visit Volunteer.gov or Find a Park to look for opportunities at a specific park.

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  • Thursday, September 13, 2018

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly

    Park staff and volunteers will greet you on the front lawn of ANP Headquarters. They will provide you with tools, gloves, training, and transportation to the work site for the morning’s project.

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    • Time: 8:15 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Acadia National Park Headquarters, 567 Eagle Lake Road
  • Stones River National Battlefield

    Squad Boss Training - National Public Lands Day

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    Volunteers will learn how to lead other volunteers in invasive plant removal for our National Public Lands Day event on September 29th.

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    • Location: Maintenance Area
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

    Volunteers In Parks (VIP) Monthly Meeting

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    Who are these VIPs that I see in the park? Sit in on their monthly meeting and rub elbows with these folks, enjoy an interesting program, and have a few snacks.

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    • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: 1978 Island Ford Parkway, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350
    • Fees: $5 parking fee waived
  • Friday, September 14, 2018

    Every Friday Weekly

    Help care for thousands of native plants and then take a stroll with SPAWN staff as they collect wild seeds.

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    • Location: Turtle Island Restoration Network headquarters
    • Fees: Free
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Volunteer in Rocky!

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    Every Friday Weekly

    Join a one-hour volunteer project to help preserve Rocky for future generations and receive a free thank-you gift. All ages and abilities welcome.

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    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Endovalley Picnic Area
  • Saturday, September 15, 2018

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly

    Park staff and volunteers will greet you on the front lawn of ANP Headquarters. They will provide you with tools, gloves, training, and transportation to the work site for the morning’s project.

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    • Time: 8:15 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Acadia National Park Headquarters, 567 Eagle Lake Road
  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Drop-In Volunteer Program

    Saturday, September 15, 2018

    Every 3rd Saturday of every month

    Join staff and fellow volunteers for a morning of stewardship. Projects typically focus on preserving the natural and cultural resources of the park.

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    • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Chellberg Farm
    • Fees: Free
  • Montezuma Castle National Monument

    Montezuma Well Monarch Survey

    Saturday, September 15, 2018

    Sign up to help the Southwest Monarch Study and the National Park Service with a unique volunteer experience - tagging butterflies!

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    • Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Montezuma Well Picnic Area
    • Fees: Free
  • Fort Sumter National Monument

    POSTPONED- 30th Annual Beach Sweep

    Saturday, September 15, 2018

    Help keep our South Carolina beaches and rivers clean! This event will be rescheduled from Sept 15th due to threat of Hurricane Florence. At this time we do not have a new date. Please check back.

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    • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: 1214 Middle Street Sullivans Island, SC
    • Fees: Fee Free
  • River Raisin National Battlefield Park

    Rally on the River Raisin!

    Saturday, September 15, 2018

    A Family Fun Filled Day!

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    • Time: 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM
    • Location: Park
    • Fees: FREE
  • Saturday, September 15, 2018

    Help remove invasive plants at McFadden Farm and attend the optional Squad Boss training for National Public Lands Day.

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    • Time: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: McFadden Farm
  • Stones River National Battlefield

    Squad Boss Training - National Public Lands Day

    Saturday, September 15, 2018

    Volunteers will learn how to lead other volunteers in invasive plant removal for our National Public Lands Day event on September 29th.

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    • Location: Maintenance Area
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly

    Park staff and volunteers will greet you on the front lawn of ANP Headquarters. They will provide you with tools, gloves, training, and transportation to the work site for the morning’s project.

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    • Time: 8:15 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Acadia National Park Headquarters, 567 Eagle Lake Road
  • Stones River National Battlefield

    Squad Boss Training - National Public Lands Day

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    Volunteers will learn how to lead other volunteers in invasive plant removal for our National Public Lands Day event on September 29th.

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    • Location: Maintenance Area
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Volunteer in Rocky!

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    Every Tuesday Weekly

    Join a one-hour volunteer project to help preserve Rocky for future generations and receive a free thank-you gift. All ages and abilities welcome.

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    • Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Sprague Lake
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Volunteer in Rocky!

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    Every Wednesday Weekly

    Join a one-hour volunteer project to help preserve Rocky for future generations and receive a free thank-you gift. All ages and abilities welcome.

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    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Beaver Meadows Visitor Center
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly

    Park staff and volunteers will greet you on the front lawn of ANP Headquarters. They will provide you with tools, gloves, training, and transportation to the work site for the morning’s project.

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    • Time: 8:15 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Acadia National Park Headquarters, 567 Eagle Lake Road
  • Friday, September 21, 2018

    Every Friday Weekly

    Help care for thousands of native plants and then take a stroll with SPAWN staff as they collect wild seeds.

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    • Location: Turtle Island Restoration Network headquarters
    • Fees: Free
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Volunteer in Rocky!

    Friday, September 21, 2018

    Every Friday Weekly

    Join a one-hour volunteer project to help preserve Rocky for future generations and receive a free thank-you gift. All ages and abilities welcome.

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    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Endovalley Picnic Area
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly

    Park staff and volunteers will greet you on the front lawn of ANP Headquarters. They will provide you with tools, gloves, training, and transportation to the work site for the morning’s project.

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    • Time: 8:15 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Acadia National Park Headquarters, 567 Eagle Lake Road
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

    Help Restore our beaches on National Public Lands Day

    Saturday, September 22, 2018

    All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone on National Public Lands Day. Celebrate the day volunteering at one of our work projects.

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    • Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Wahweap Swim Beach OR Bullfrog covered slips
    • Fees: FREE
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