Missouri National Recreational River (MNRR) depends on dedicated volunteers to perform duties and assist with projects that would not be completed without them. Thousands of hours are donated by MNRR volunteers each year. From taking part in river cleanups to staffing the Mobile Ranger Station, our volunteers help care for valuable resources and educate visitors about the many aspects of these last free flowing stretches of the Missouri River.
To become a volunteer please print and complete a Volunteer Application and send it to:
Missouri National Recreational River
Attn: Volunteer Program Coordinator
508 East 2nd Street
Yankton, SD 57078
Once we receive your application it will be maintained in our office for our volunteer program managers and supervisors to review. You can obtain more information about this and other volunteer opportunities by calling Dugan Smith at 605-665-0209, Ext 28, or e-mail us.
River Cleanup - Help Keep It Clean!
Volunteers are needed for the annual Missouri River Cleanup in May, 2017. The National Park Service and a number of area public and private organizations stage this annual community event from Yankton's Riverside Park.
Groups, service clubs, scout troops, and families can work together and individuals are more than welcome also. Volunteers are treated to early morning refreshments and to a post-cleanup lunch, as well as provided transportation to designated locations along the river.
Check out the photos from our 2009 cleanup event!
Student Conservation Association Program
You may also apply to the Student Conservation Association (SCA). They have a Resource Assistant Program that places individuals in land management agencies, including the National Park Service. More information may be obtained at their website: www.thesca.org.
Volunteering With The Federal Government
Visit Volunteer.gov, the portal to volunteer opportunities throughout the federal government.