Volunteers pose after hanging new blinds in the visitor center
Three volunteers worked together to install new window shades in the visitor center.

Volunteers In Park (VIP)

Every year over 100 volunteers contribute thousands of hours of service to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Groups from organizations and companies volunteer for a few days, while individuals and couples may stay for months.

Volunteer assignments vary depending on the positions available, your skill and experience, and the number of weeks you are able to commit. Volunteers are needed the most during late fall through early spring. Current volunteer opportunities are listed at the bottom of this page.

Learn more about National Park Service volunteer opportunities at https://volunteer.gov/ or visit https://www.facebook.com/npsvolunteers.


The Desert Stewards Program

Launched for Public Lands Day in 2016, the Desert Stewards Program allows individuals or groups to adopt a section of the monument for cleanup, much like an adopt-a-highway program. Plots are one square mile in size; some are easy to reach with level ground while others will take effort and have challenges. They all provide opportunities for adventure and a rewarding experience of volunteering for your national park. Desert Stewards can request overnight camping sites for multi-day clean-ups if they live a distance away. Entrance fees are waived on the day off scheduled clean up. 52 plots are available- contact Sue Walter via email or phone at (520) 387-6849 x7301.

Student Conservation Association (SCA) logo

Student Conservation Association (SCA)

The National Park Service needs volunteers throughout the year to assist with all aspects of park management: from archeological surveys to trail construction. Many of our volunteers work through the Student Conservation Association a non-profit organization that provides more than three thousand volunteers per year for conservation projects. For information on the SCA and on becoming a member, visit their website at www.thesca.org


Volunteer Pass

Volunteers who perform 250 service hours with the federal agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program, are eligible for a free volunteer pass. It is valid for one full year from the time it is issued.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Last updated: June 14, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

10 Organ Pipe Drive
Ajo, AZ 85321


(520) 387-6849 x7302

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