Volunteer at Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

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Video created by 2018 Volunteer Artist-In-Resident, Matthew Emmer.

"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin"   William Shakespeare, Playwright
Water flowing down waterwheel, with colorful autumn leaves in the foreground
“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”    William Shakespeare, Playwright
Water flowing down Cable Mill Waterwheel, with colorful autumn leaves in foreground

Tom Haxby, Photographer

Explore, learn about, and help protect the natural beauty and abundant resources of this special place! A range of service opportunities are available for youth and adults of all backgrounds, interests and abilities. The contributions of Volunteers-In-Park lend authentic and enduring greatness to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Getting started:

  • Download a listing of Volunteer Opportunities or call (865) 436-1265 to receive an information packet and application.
  • Learn about the Smokies Service Days Program, which offers single-day service projects and learning adventures on Saturdays.

How to apply for a Volunteer-in-Park Position:

After reviewing the list of Volunteer Opportunities, download a VIP Application. When completing the application, indicate the name of each position that interests you.

To request information:
e-mail us

Submit application to:
Parkwide Volunteer Coordinator
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
107 Park Headquarters Drive
Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738

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Last updated: June 3, 2021

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