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Group of volunteers at National Public Lands Day litter cleanup.



Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs) are Very Important People!

Volunteering is a great way to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment by contributing to something invaluable. Lake Mead National Recreation Area volunteers have the unique opportunity to assist several different disciplines such as:

  • Maintenance
  • Interpretation
  • Education
  • Cultural resources
  • Wildlife
  • Administration
  • Visitor and resource protection
  • and, vegetation. There really is something for everyone!

Join us, make a difference, and leave your impression for future visitors to enjoy! You can explore many of our volunteer opportunities by using the links below.

Still have questions? Browse our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the park’s Volunteer Office by email or by phone at 702-293-8714.

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One-Day Events

Short on time, but still want to make a difference? One-day volunteer events allow you to make an impact, without a long-term commitment.

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Group Projects

It's always better together! Group projects are fulfilling and provide a unique, bonding experience while giving back to the park.

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Long-Term Volunteers

Long-term volunteers provide not only long-term support for the park, but also develop an expertise of park operations.

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Operation Zero (OZ)

A vital part of protecting water-based resources and habitats, OZ provides volunteers an experience to remove and eliminate waste by boat.

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Are you a student looking to work in a national park and gain experience towards your desired field? We provide opportunities!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We get it. There is a lot of volunteer opportunities to digest and questions you may have. Find the answers to your questions!

Full Volunteer Event Calendar

See what events we have coming up! We are always adding new opportunities and we are open to any ideas that you may have.

Last updated: November 8, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

601 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV 89005


702 293-8990
Call 911 For All Emergencies (24 hours). Call 988 for Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (24 Hours). Call 702-293-8990 for Visitor and Recreation Information (Visitor Center open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 7 days a week, excluding Christmas Day and New Year's Day). Call 702-293-8906 for Park Business and Administration (Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday, excluding Christmas Day and New Year's Day).

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