Volunteer opportunities

Two female volunteers build a picnic table.

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Come Join Us

Here at Mount Rainier we have volunteer opportunities for people of all ages, from all backgrounds, with all abilities, and for all interests. We have programs in almost every division including the sciences, maintenance and trails, visitor services, and education. Our programs range from one time events to reoccurring positions that can last many seasons. Whether you have a specific skillset you are looking to donate to the park or you are just starting to dip your toes in stewardship and service, we have ways for you to get involved. Thank you for your interest in Mount Rainier Volunteer Programs and we look forward to serving with you!
Young volunteer in safety gear plants vegetation.

NPS Photo - Kevin Bacher

Short Term Opportunities

We have a wide variety of one day or one weekend projects to get involved in throughout the park. Although there are occasional winter projects, the majority of our events happen between May and September. Check our Facebook page, blog, and events calendar to stay up to date on current projects. Washington Trails Association also hosts trail maintenance projects every weekend in the summer and you can sign up directly on their website.
Two volunteers in uniform stand in front of a truck.
Roadside Assistance Volunteers (Ravens) help visitors with vehicles in all seasons.

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Long Term and Reoccurring Positions

For people who are able to volunteer on a more consistent basis or donate more hours we have projects that run through a whole season or over the span of many seasons. See below for current long term positions we are recruiting for and click the link to apply.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Park ranger and intern identify plants.

NPS Photo - Kevin Bacher


Mount Rainier has been able to host many interns over the years sometimes for a season and sometimes for a whole year through some of our partner organizations. Internships at the park are a great way to match park projects that require a specific skill set with people looking to gain experience in the realm of natural and cultural resource management. To find out about current or upcoming opportunities, visit our partner organization's pages. You can also contact our volunteer program directly for inquiries on specific internship possibilities.

Past internship positions have included:
Back country Interns, Biology Intern, Community Science Coordinator, Climate Change Intern, Community Crews, Community Volunteer Ambassador, Curatorial Assistant, Education Program Intern, Geomorphologist, Interpretive Media Intern, Junior Ranger Ambassador, Plant Propigation Intern, Preventative Search and Rescue Ranger, Restoration Intern, Sunrise Patrol Intern, Trails Maintenance Coordinator, Vegetation Mapping Team, Visitor Services Intern, Visual Information Specialists, Wilderness Inventory Mapping.
A man wearing a volunteer ranger uniform sits on a rock next to a fire lookout.
Meadow Rovers

Meadow Rover Volunteers are essential in the park's efforts to protect the beautiful landscapes of Paradise and Sunrise.

A group of people wearing red ski jackets and snow shoes pull a litter across a snowy slope.
Nordic Patrol

Volunteer Nordic Patrollers provide information to visitors, maintain winter trails, and assist in emergency search and rescues.

A group of people plant new plants into a patchy meadow on the slope of a glaciated mountain.
Scout Ranger Program

The Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger program is a partnership between the National Park Service and the Boy Scouts of America.

Last updated: July 21, 2023

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55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304


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