Volunteers remvoing invasive plants and painting
Volunteers on MLK Day of Service 2023

Credit: Rock Creek Conservancy

Mission of the Volunteer Program

The Rock Creek Park (ROCR) Volunteers-in-Parks (VIP) program provides an engaging way for this and future generations to contribute to the preservation of the natural and cultural resources in Rock Creek Park. The ROCR VIP program seeks to develop a mutually beneficial relationship between the community and park resources through partnerships, volunteer programs, and volunteer events to provide crucial support for the park’s overall mission and goals.

Building a Community of Park Stewards

Make a difference by joining our Volunteers-in-Parks Program! Come alone or bring friends, family, or coworkers. We are working together to build a community of park stewards.

Rock Creek Park works with many park partner organizations to manage our volunteer program. Depending on the volunteer position or event, volunteers will work with staff from the National Park Service, one of our park partners, or our trained volunteer event leaders.Volunteers help at our Nature Center, on the trails, throughout the forest, within our community, and at park events.

Vounteer Events
Volunteer Events Calendar

Join us at one of our upcoming volunteer events

Volunteer as a Group
Volunteer as a Group

Opportunities for groups to volunteer

Days of Service
Days of Service

Volunteer at one of our annual Days of Service

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Individual Volunteer Positions

Volunteer with us on a regular basis through one of our volunteer positions

the back of a vest a person is wearing spells out sustaining our lands with volunteer energy

Sustaining Our Lands with Volunteer Energy

Awards & Recognition
Awards & Recognition

We appreciate all that our volunteers do!

Resources for Current Volunteers

Forms, Guidance, & Volunteer Reference Materials

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VIP Photos

Explore photos from Volunteer Events


Last updated: April 21, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

5200 Glover Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20015


202 895-6000
Rock Creek Park's main phone line.

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