Make a Monumental Impact
Volunteers in National Park Service (NPS) sites support parks and their employees in two missions: protecting America's natural and cultural resources and providing recreational opportunities for the public.
Volunteers play an irreplaceable role in many aspects of the park, including:
Benefits to Becoming a VIP!
Special Volunteer Times:
National Park Week: Every April, during the presidentially proclaimed National Park Week, we join with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, to celebrate America's treasures. National Park Week is a time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture, and help!
National Public Lands Day: Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, National Public Lands Day is traditionally the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort. It celebrates the connection between people and green space in their community, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages use of open space for education, recreation, and health benefits.
Current VIP Opportunities:
Gateway Arch Visitor Service Guides
Information Desk, Museum, and Tucker Theater
Share the history of St. Louis and Westward Expansion with visitors by volunteering as a Museum Attendant.
Museum Attendants serve on a rotating schedule with Park Rangers shifting each hour from information desk, tucker theater desk, and roving the museum galleries.
Trails & Rails Guides 2023
Dates: 05/27/2023 – 10/29/2023
Do you love trains, history, and sharing your knowledge with others? We’ve got just the thing for you!
Join the National Park Service and Amtrak as a Trails & Rails Volunteer Guide to enhance the journeys of Amtrak passengers..
Trails & Rails volunteer guides share the heritage of our region with passengers aboard Amtrak trains. In 2023, we will offer two routes: St. Louis, MO to Springfield, IL, and St. Louis to Jefferson City, MO. This is part of Amtrak’s national Trails & Rails program.
Last updated: January 2, 2023