Volunteer

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Become a Great Basin Volunteer!

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Come live and work in a National Park!
Volunteers are an important part of the park staff, donating thousands of hours of their time to National Park Service sites around the country and helping us with our daily goals and operations. Volunteering in any national park is a rewarding experience ripe with opportunities for personal development and career advancement. Fulfill that dream of working and living in a national park as part of the Volunteers in Park (VIP) Program.

Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Annie Gilliland by email or call (775) 234-7523 for more information. Check back often for updated volunteer opportunities.
 
Picnic table in Wheeler Peak Campground
Become a permanent summer resident in the campgrounds as a volunteer.

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Campground Hosts
Spend the summer living and working in Great Basin National Park!
Great Basin National Park looks to fill three campground host positions every summer. Campground hosts spend the summer season assisting visitors in the campground, making rounds throughout the day, working on projects, and being available for after hours problems and emergencies. Trailer pads and hookups are provided for campground hosts at three developed campgrounds: Wheeler Peak, Upper Lehman Creek, and Baker Creek. Campground hosts are usually asked to commit to the entire summer season, lasting from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

 
Rangers surveying a creek
Become a part of resource management.

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Natural & Cultural Resource Management.
Volunteers may assist in tracking, restoration, telemetry, fish, and various wildlife projects.
Interested in exploring your national park? Come immerse yourself in this magnificent wilderness - maybe you can be part of the next big discovery here at Great Basin! We especially need volunteers for our annual BioBlitz.
 
Cave lake
You could give interpretive tours of Lehman Caves!

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Interpretation & Education
Jump start your NPS career by presenting interpretive and educational programs.
Volunteers assist in staffing the visitor center desk, providing information and direction to visitors, and selling bookstore merchandise. Volunteers will be able to research and present interpretive and educational programs to the public. Possible programs include: cave tours, astronomy programs, telescope demonstrations, patio talks/demonstrations, evening programs, and junior ranger activities. Formal training in the art of interpretation will be provided upon arrival.
 
More Information
Volunteer opportunities are available year round. Housing may be available, depending on the length and season of service.

Contact Annie Gilliland, the park's Volunteer Coordinator, via email or by calling 775-234-7523 for more information.

If you have astronomy experience and are interested in volunteering at our annual astronomy festival, visit our
festival volunteer page.

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Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Great Basin National Park
100 Great Basin National Park

Baker, NV 89311

Phone:

(775) 234-7331
Park Headquarters Superintendent

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