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)
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: January 27, 2020

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74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597


760 367-5500

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