Become a VIP and put yourself at the heart of the park experience. As a Volunteer at Pipestone National Monument you can make a difference in your life and lives of others as you help the national parks perpetuate their promise.
Visitors, neighbors, families, school groups, clubs, and businesses—people just like you—help care for the Monument's roads, trails, museum, library, and offices.
The following questions will introduce you to Pipestone's Volunteers-In-Parks program. Discover why our volunteers are truly VIPs.
What types of work can volunteers do?
"Interp" volunteers work with the public. They can help with just a few or all of the following activities based on their comfort levels and ability:
Natural Resource Technician (Volunteer)
Volunteers who want to work outside in nature can help out in Natural Resource Management. They can help with just a few or all of the following activities based on their comfort levels and ability:
Maintenance Worker (Volunteer)
Maintenance volunteers help with the keeping the park and grounds maintained. They can help with just a few or all of the following activities based on their comfort levels and ability:
How long do volunteers work?
This depends on the specific projects, the requirements of the supervisor, and your schedule. Most volunteers work with us for intermittent time periods (summer time, park events, etc.).
Where do volunteers live?
For out-of-town volunteers, the park does not currently have RV/camping space or housing. However, camping in a local, private campground is an option but may be restricted in duration due to limited funds.
What qualifications do volunteers need?
Requirements vary; let us know your volunteer interests and we can tell you what qualifications we seek for that position. All applications will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, national origin, sex, age, color, political affiliation, or physical handicap.
How do I apply?
Please request a copy of the Monument's Volunteer Application Form from the volunteer coordinator. On-line applications are not available at this time. Applications are reviewed and distributed to the appropriate supervisor. Supervisors, not the volunteer coordinator, will contact qualified applicants directly, considering their needs and upcoming projects.
What does the park provide?
When required by the job, the park supplies training, name tags, and polo shirts.
Who do I contact for more information?
To find out more about volunteering at Pipestone National Monument, contact the volunteer coordinator at (507) 825-5464 Ext 213 or by e-mail.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Last updated: February 26, 2019