Volunteers at the park get involved in a wide variety of activities
Volunteers at the park get involved in a wide range of activities

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Are you interested in giving back to your community? Volunteer at Prince William Forest and gain valuable skills and experience. Help protect and preserve park for future generations. There is something to do for youths, families, groups, and individuals.

Volunteering is an American tradition that has made an immeasurable contributions to communities, organizations and individuals throughout the country. Today's volunteers are active, dynamic, creative individuals of all ages who possess the skills, desire, patience and time to accomplish a wide variety of tasks. Each year, more than 120,000 volunteers donate over 4,000,000 hours of service in the U.S. national parks.

Volunteers working on a historic cabin
Volunteer working on a historic cabin

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Maintenance Volunteer

Maintenance volunteers support the primary mission of the National Park Service to preserve and protect the park resources, and to promote the enjoyment of those resources by visitors. Maintenance volunteers support operational maintenance work including but not limited to trail maintenance, lawn and landscaping, building maintenance, snow removal, and assisting park craft and trades staff.
Volunteers working at the Visitor Center
Volunteers working at the visitor center

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Visitor Center Volunteer

Are you passionate about sharing Prince William Forest Park's story with visitors? As a visitor center volunteer you can work the information desk in the park's visitor center, greeting visitors, answering their questions, explaining the nature of the park, answering phone calls, responding to visitor correspondence, operating cash registers, operating visual equipment, and researching information for visitors.
Group of volunteers working at NPLD
Group of volunteers working at NPLD

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Special Event Volunteer

Special events often require different skills and large groups of volunteers to make the event successful. Special events that need volunteers are Heritage Festival, National Public Lands Day, Operation Clean Sweep, Paws in the Park, OSS Day, Military Volunteer Day, Park Rx Day, National Junior Ranger Day, and many more.
Note: This volunteer list is not all-inclusive. If you have a talent of skill not listed above, but feel it would be a valuable service to the park visitor, please let us know. Call the visitor center at 703-221-7181, which is open daily. Email us at prwi_info@nps.gov and check www.volunteer.gov.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

A cabin in summer
Cabin in one of the cabin camps in summer

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Operation Clean Sweep

Looking for volunteers to join us for a little spring cleaning in our historical cabin camps to get them ready for the 2024 season! A great event for all ages, you can bring your family, a friend or your neighbor to help park staff clean up our cabins after a winter spent vacant. A great opportunity for large groups of volunteers, we are looking for volunteers for the following Saturdays:
  • March 16th - RSVP by March 11th
  • April 6th - RSVP by April 1st
  • April 13th - RSVP by April 8th
  • May 18th - RSVP by May 13th
The event runs from 9:00am to 1:00pm with check-in beginning at 8:30am. Meeting location will be emailed to you prior to the event. RSVP by calling 703-221-2847 or emailing us.
volunteer group at visitor center
Public Lands Day 2006. NPS Photo.

Last updated: January 16, 2024

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