Close-up of a volunteer patch on the arm of a tan shirt. Photo: NPS / Kurt Moses
Volunteers in the park contribute over 40,000 hours of work each year.

NPS / Kurt Moses


Volunteers play a huge part in protecting Joshua Tree National Park and serving over 3 million annual visitors. Park volunteers served almost 25,000 hours in 2023 in roles that ranged from visitor assistance to scientific data collection.

Please review and apply for current individual volunteer opportunities online at www.volunteer.gov. To learn more about volunteering at Joshua Tree, contact the park volunteer coordinator at 760-367-5507 or by email at jotr_volunteers@nps.gov.

Click here to request a volunteer project for your group.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

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Individual Volunteer

Find out more information about position-based volunteer opportunities, residential volunteers, and volunteer internships

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Volunteer Groups

Find out more about private group volunteer opportunities as well as public projects and volunteer events.

Last updated: February 12, 2024

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74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597


760 367-5500

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