About Volunteering

Volunteer Day
Volunteer Day 2013


Anyone can be a volunteer including individuals, couples, families, students, and organized groups. Those under the age of 18 may volunteer with the official signed permission of a parent or guardian, which will be provided in the Volunteer Agreement Form.

What We Provide
We will provide an orientation to each new volunteer or group along with training for your specific assignments. Depending on your job, you may be required to wear a uniform. We will provide uniforms to those with public contact responsibilities and may provide reimbursements for other required attire. This will be specified in the job description.

For non-local volunteers, we may provide housing and utilities for a minimum of 32 hours of volunteer service per week. The park may provide you with a simply furnished house, motel room, campsite, or RV hookup in a local community.

In the event of an injury while on duty, you will be covered for workers compensation and, in the event of property damage or personal injury, you will be covered for tort claim liability.

To learn more about the logistics of volunteering at Manzanar, please check out the Manzanar Volunteer Handbook.

Last updated: July 22, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Manzanar National Historic Site
P.O. Box 426
5001 Highway 395

Independence, CA 93526


(760) 878-2194 x3310

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