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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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  • Tuesday, July 17, 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
  • Thursday, July 19, 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, July 20, 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
  • Saturday, July 21, 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, July 21, 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
  • Point Reyes National Seashore

    Marin MPA Watch Volunteer Training

    Saturday, July 21, 2018

    Would you like to learn more about the science and importance of Marine Protected Areas? If so, please become a Marin MPA Watch volunteer!

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    • Location: Various locations
    • Fees: Free
  • Tuesday, July 24, 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
  • Thursday, July 26, 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, July 27, 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
  • Fort Monroe National Monument

    99th New York Volunteer Infantry Drill Day

    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    A Living History American Civil War regiment will drill and exercise their craft on the Parade Ground of Fort Monroe.

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    • Location: Parade Ground
    • Fees: no fee
  • Saturday, July 28, 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
  • Point Reyes National Seashore

    Marin MPA Watch Volunteer Training

    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    Would you like to learn more about the science and importance of Marine Protected Areas? If so, please become a Marin MPA Watch volunteer!

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    • Location: Various locations
    • Fees: Free
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Volunteer with Ocean Hour

    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    Every 4th Saturday of every month

    Ocean Hour partners with the National Park Service to sponsor volunteer clean up days throughout the national seashore.

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    • Time: 8:45 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Fort Pickens Area
    • Fees: Free
  • Tuesday, July 31, 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
  • Thursday, August 2, 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, August 3, 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
  • Saturday, August 4, 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
  • Greenbelt Park

    Invasive Plant Removal

    Saturday, August 4, 2018

    Every 1st Saturday of every month

    Come help preserve Greenbelt Park for future generations

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    • Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Sweetgum Picnic Area
  • Point Reyes National Seashore

    Marin MPA Watch Volunteer Training

    Saturday, August 4, 2018

    Would you like to learn more about the science and importance of Marine Protected Areas? If so, please become a Marin MPA Watch volunteer!

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    • Location: Various locations
    • Fees: Free
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

    Volunteer Trail Day

    Saturday, August 4, 2018

    Spend your morning in the fresh outdoors lending a hand with various volunteer opportunities.

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    • Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Various Locations in Park
    • Fees: $5 Entrance Fee Waived
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Volunteer with Ocean Hour

    Saturday, August 4, 2018

    Every 1st Saturday of every month

    Ocean Hour partners with the National Park Service to sponsor volunteer clean up days throughout the national seashore.

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    • Location: Naval Live Oaks Area
    • Fees: Free
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