A man wearing a life jacket and a woman scrub a sandstone wall
GRIT participants clean grafitti from the canyon walls


Lake Powell beckons over a million visitors every year, each looking for something different: fun, relaxation, beauty, togetherness. Hundreds of these people make up a very special group who come to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area each year. They are Volunteers-in-Parks (VIPs)—stewards of the National Park Service. The reasons they share their services are different for each: love of Glen Canyon, wanting to do something positive, a strong sense of giving back and doing for others, care for the environment. Many of our volunteers return year after year because it is such a rewarding experience.

We are always looking for lovers of Glen Canyon who want to give back. School groups and scout groups are always welcome. If you are looking for an opportunity to share your expertise, your knowledge, or your love of this wonderful place, consider becoming a National Park Service Volunteer. More information can be found on the national level at Volunteer.gov.

A houseboat and runabout are beached on Lake Powell. Cliffs and clouds in the background.
The Trash Tracker houseboat and barge

Houseboat Volunteer Opportunities

Trash Tracker Program

Applications for the 2018 Trash Tracker season will be accepted February 1, 2018.

Grafitti Removal and Intervention Team Program

Stay tuned for news about the GRIT program.

Canyon Host Program

Have your own houseboat? Apply to be a Canyon Host!


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Last updated: March 8, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1507
Page, AZ 86040


(928) 608-6200
Receptionist available at Glen Canyon Headquarters from 7 am to 4 pm MST, Monday through Friday. The phone is not monitored when the building is closed.

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