Missouri National Recreational River (MNRR) depends on volunteers to assist in education and outreach activities, resource management projects, and other duties as assigned. 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.
How Do I Get Involved?
If you're interested in volunteering we ask that you visit the Park Headquarters 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to speak to our Volunteer Program Coordinator for details. You can visit the program coordinator by phone or email by calling Dugan Smith at 605-665-0209, Ext 28, or e-mail us.
UPCOMING VOLUNTEER EVENTS
River Cleanup - Help Keep It Clean!
Volunteers are needed for the annual Missouri River Cleanup in Saturday, May 6, 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 past cleanup events!
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.