Drop-In Volunteering & Special Events

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National Capital Parks - East and affiliated partner organizations (non-profits, universities, friends’ groups, etc.) host numerous one-time volunteer events throughout the year generally dedicated to litter and debris removal, maintenance works, special events, invasive species removal, trail maintenance, etc. Interested in volunteering and attending events? Refer to the resources below to find out how to get involved!

  • Fill out NACE’s Volunteer Interest Form to convey your interests and preferences and to request further information about upcoming events.
  • Contact the park’s Volunteer Coordinator at (202) 437-7518 or at nace_volunteers@nps.gov
  • Find volunteer events on Volunteer.gov.
  • Refer to the Volunteering with Partners page.
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Special Events

Annual special events occur within National Capital Parks – East that bring people together to celebrate commemorative days, influential people, and promote environmental awareness and stewardship. See the types of special events below and apply to volunteer for special events on volunteer.gov!

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NACE Special Events Volunteer Corps

Find information about the NACE Special Events Volunteer Corps and how to join.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Last updated: May 25, 2023

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