Volunteer Groups

Three volunteers and one park ranger work on a fence
Volunteers working on a restoration project at Wall Street Mill

NPS / Jesmira Bonoan

Volunteer groups help park staff achieve larger projects. The park typically accommodates volunteer groups Monday -Thursday between September and May. Weekend work is extremely limited. Campsites may be available. Contact the park volunteer coordinator at 760-367-5507 or by email (jotr_volunteers@nps.gov) to inquire about group volunteer projects.

Groups must fulfill general requirements:

  • Contact the volunteer coordinator at least 60 days prior to the proposed volunteer day
  • Park must be aware of any participants requiring special accommodations upon initial contact
  • Group must consist of 5-25 people 8 years old or older
  • Group must work at least 6 hours
  • Group must provide transportation to and from work sites (parking is limited)
Click here to request a volunteer project for your group.

Project Description Time Participant Limits
Invasive plant removal Help park staff mitigate invasive species that threaten native plants. February - June 7-25
Joshua tree monitoring Hike with park staff to secluded areas to measure the park’s namesake plant for scientific analysis. October - June 5-16
Trail maintenance Work with park staff to maintain trails through plant manicuring and trail delineation. September - June 5-15
Trash pick-up Remove modern trash from campgrounds, picnic areas, and popular sight-seeing locations. September - May 15-25
Off-road vehicle incursion restoration Work with park staff to repair damage caused by unauthorized off-road vehicles and to prevent future damage. September - June 5-15
Climbing trail delineation Work with park staff to collect and place rocks along designated climbing access trails as to prevent the creation of social trails. Year-round 15-25
Historic preservation Work with park staff to restore one of the park’s many historic sites. September - June 5-15

Last updated: February 11, 2024

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74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597


760 367-5500

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