Mesa Verde National Park's Volunteer in the Park (VIP) Program

Volunteer opportunities at Mesa Verde vary according to the season and individuals skills and interests.

1. Follow this this link (www.nps.gov/getinvolved/index.htm), click on "volunteer," and fill out the Volunteer Application form (lower right, under "Resources.")
2. Complete the application as thoroughly as possible. Be specific in describing your talents, skills, and interests to enable the VIP Program Coordinator to better match your skills with park needs.

Print out and mail or fax your completed, signed application to:

Mesa Verde National Park
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
PO Box 8
Mesa Verde, CO 81330

Fax: 970-529-4637

The Mesa Verde VIP Program Coordinator will contact you after reviewing your application.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for your National Parks!


Things to Know Before Applying

Before applying as a volunteer to Mesa Verde National Park, please consider the following:

  • Housing is rarely available for volunteers, especially during the summer months.
  • Hook-ups are available in the Morefield Campground for volunteers with RVs from late spring to early fall.
  • To qualify for housing or RV space, you must be willing to commit at least 30 hours a week for the duration of a project or the majority of the summer season, as determined by Mesa Verde National Park.
  • A personal motor vehicle is a necessity for park volunteers. The park road (from the Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center at the entrance, to the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum at park headquarters) is 21 miles long. The nearest communities are at least 10 miles from the park entrance and about 30 miles from the Chapin Mesa area.

Volunteering at Other Federal and State Agencies

To find out about volunteering opportunities in many other federal and state agencies, visit www.volunteer.gov.

Last updated: February 27, 2015

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 8
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330



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