Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) help the National Park Service meet its mission of preserving natural and cultural resources while providing for the enjoyment and education of this and future generations. At Manzanar, volunteers often contribute to every aspect of the site’s preservation and operations including working on archeological digs, visitor services, maintenance, and much more! We seek volunteers of all ages and backgrounds who are active, dynamic, creative, and wish to learn more about and preserve Manzanar’s very important history.
VIP Reasons and Benefits• Learn about and help protect Manzanar National Historic Site.
• Build personal and professional connections with the local and larger communities.
• Support and enhance our maintenance, administration, or education efforts.
• Help make Manzanar's stories relevant to a diverse public.
• Go home with a sense of pride and accomplishment while caring for your national parks.
• Have fun!
Types of Volunteers
Individual Volunteers We have recurring and year-round opportunities for individuals as well as opportunities to volunteer for special events such as our Annual Public Archeology Project. Your contribution helps us to protect the cultural, historical, and natural resources of Manzanar. Check out our current openings on our Individual Volunteers page.
Groups of all ages are welcome to volunteer for short or long-term projects. Most group projects take place in the Fall and Spring due to weather conditions. Check out our Group Volunteers page for our current opportunities or to request a date to have your group volunteer!