Two women hold cleaning supplies in front of a wayside
Volunteers clean a wayside at the Devastated Area on National Public Lands Day

NPS Photo / Amanda Sweeney

For more information regarding the Lassen Volcanic National Park volunteer program, please contact the park at via email.

National Public Lands Day

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Participate in the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort on National Public Lands Day. By volunteering on this day, you will receive a fee-free day coupon to be used at a future date. Entrance to all National Park sites is also free on this date.

Sun's Out, Fun's Out, Pika Patrol!

Pika Surveys

We're sorry, but this portion of the event has been cancelled due to pending inclement weather. We apologize and hope to offer this again in the future!

Guided Pika Hikes

Crags Lake Trailhead or Lassen Peak Trailhead | 9 - 11 am
Join a park ranger for a guided hike about the American pika and monitoring efforts within the park. Participants will learn look and listen for pika while learning more about the elusive mammal, its habitat, and conservation efforts. Hikers of all ages are welcome to participate at either the Crags Lake or Lassen Peak Trail.

Wayside Cleaning

Help add a little sparkle to Lassen Volcanic by cleaning a park wayside. Participants can pick up a cleaning kit at either the Loomis Museum or Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center and select a wayside near their in-park destination. All cleaning supplies are non-toxic and can be returned to either end of the park on your way home. This self-led activity is appropriate for visitors of all ages. Participants will need to complete and sign a volunteer agreement prior to completing this volunteer activity.


Current Volunteer Opportunities


Harkness Peak Fire Lookout Project through HistoriCorps

September 15-20, 2019 | September 22-27, 2019
Help preserve one of the oldest, functioning fire lookout towers in the National Park Service as a member of a HistoriCorps crew. The non-profit partner is organizing two work crews in September 2019. The goal of the project is to preserve the park's Harkness Peak Fire Lookout Tower. The crews will camp near the lookout trailhead and hike in to the project site daily (about 1.5 miles one way). This scenic commute will certainly be one to write home about! The path up to the lookout is steep (climbing 1,300' over 1.5 miles), and volunteers should ensure their physical fitness is adequate for this project before registering. Learn more or register at historicorps.org.

HistoriCorps does not charge for its volunteering projects. The majority of project costs are covered by our project partners and grants, but as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, HistoriCorps relies on donations to continue engaging volunteers to save significant historical sites across America for generations to come.

Last updated: September 27, 2019

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Mineral, CA 96063


(530) 595-4480

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