Volunteering is an American tradition that has made an immeasurable contribution to communities, organizations, and individuals throughout the country. Today's volunteers are active, dynamic, creative individuals who possess the skills, desire, patience, and time to accomplish a wide variety of tasks.
When Can We Volunteer?
What Do Volunteers Do?
Volunteers have assisted park staff in each operational division, though most volunteers assist in the maintenance, visitor services, interpretation and education, and science divisions.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Bark Ranger Ambassador
Volunteers and their well-behaved canine companions can become BARK Ranger Ambassadors! Volunteers spread awareness of the park's pet rules and regulations with dog owners so they can properly enjoy the park with their pets. Volunteers are trained on how to approach visitors and explain the importance of the BARK Ranger rules. B.A.R.K. stands for:
Volunteer responsibilities vary from setting up a table with B.A.R.K. and pet information to roving trails and overlooks and approaching visitors to share BARK rules. Pets who volunteer also model good behavior. Email the park's volunteer coordinator for more information.
How Long May I Volunteer?
Your contribution depends on the type of work and the time you have to offer. Scout groups often complete one or two day work projects as they hike the park's segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail. Organized volunteer trail crews from universities or other organizations normally work a week or more in the park. Campground hosts are asked to sign up for a minimum four week stay.
Volunteers are provided a VIP uniform and protective gear if required. Housing may be available for long-term volunteers.
How Do I Become A VIP?
Last updated: September 18, 2020