group in line among plants, holding shovels and tools
Volunteer group planting at Logan Pass

NPS/Jacob W. Frank

Glacier National Park depends on dedicated volunteers to perform duties and complete projects that we simply could not do without them. Each year, over 50,000 hours are donated by over 500 individual volunteers. From overseeing campgrounds to caring for native plants to patrolling over 700 miles of trails, our volunteers help protect our valuable resources and help visitors learn about, and safely enjoy, the many aspects of Glacier National Park.


Current Volunteer Opportunities


Should you have any further questions about any position, please contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator, at 406-888-7851 or e-mail us.

You can also check out our partner non-profit, the Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates, for more information.

More Opportunities

three people look into bin at lakeshore
Citizen science bioblitz

NPS/Jacob Frank

Citizen Science
You can be a part of scientific research in Glacier National Park. After a little training from Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center, citizen scientists can participate in wildlife monitoring and invasive plant management, while recreating in the park. We want to know what you see out there in the field.

young man in helmet and uniform astride bike next to park entrance sign
There are a variety of internships possible.


Volunteering and stipend-based internships are a great way to experience Glacier and gain work experience during the summer.

drawing of wolverine with flag surrounded by graphics and text
Artist-in-Residence work used on park sign


Each year, professional artists are selected to enjoy 4 weeks in the park, exploring the resources and pursuing their artistic goals. Learn about the program and how to apply.

photographer holds historic photo next to camera at icy lake
Using historic photography to document changes at Iceberg Lake


Volunteer Repeat Photography

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Repeat Photography Project uses modern and historic photograph comparisons to document glacier recession. The photo archive is ever-growing and you can help! Participation involves printing historic photos from a provided list, locating and photographing the repeat photo, and submitting your photos.

group of young people in SCA shirts holding hands and leaping into the air
Have fun while learning about conservation and teamwork


Student Conservation Association (SCA)
The SCA has a Resource Assistant Program that places students in land management agencies, including the National Park Service. There are opportunities for high school and college level crew members.

Crew member in hard hat uses pick on trail
Learn skills while helping Glacier

Courtesy Glacier National Park Conservancy

Youth Conservation Programs
The National Park Service strives to inspire and train the next generation of park stewards. There are numerous opportunities for young people ages 15 and up to gain work experience in parks. Find out more about Glacier Conservation Corps, Montana Conservation Corps, and Youth Conservation Corps. Crew members are paid to work hard and have fun in national parks! Learn about other youth programs across the country.

globe graphic with oceans filled by tree photo

NPS Graphic

International Volunteers
Glacier National Park welcomes volunteers from many countries around the world. However, there are some special requirements for an international (non-U.S. citizen) volunteer. Please read the information at www.nps.gov/oia/topics/ivip/ivip.htm should you wish to volunteer at Glacier National Park.

Xanterra, one of the concessionaires in Glacier National Park, also hires non-U.S. citizens to work in the historic lodges, gift stores, and restaurants.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936


(406) 888-7800
Phones are generally staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Contact Us