Group Volunteering at Rocky Mountain National Park
Click on this interactive map to view volunteer projects taking pace around Rocky.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Rocky Mountain National Park! 2016 is an exciting year to be part of the action at Rocky Mountain because the National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary!
Rocky Mountain National Park is home to one of the most dynamic and hard-working volunteer programs in the National Park Service. Each year, Rocky enlists volunteer groups to help paid staff on various projects. The park gets work done AND groups learn about their park through service—it's a win-win.
In 2015, over 1,600 volunteers served at Rocky by taking part in a group volunteer opportunity. These groups came from our neighboring towns in Colorado or other parts of the country to serve a day or more in the park. We offer opportunities for groups ranging in size from 2-60 (depending on the project and including any adult leaders). If your group is smaller or larger than the posted size, or you have members of the group under the age limit, please contact the volunteer office directly to see if we can accommodate you. We’re willing to get creative to accommodate your group.
Things to Keep In Mind
Weather and Required Attire:
Projects may change depending on the current needs of the park, weather conditions, emergent situations, or staffing changes. We will do our best to notify your group a week in advance if your project is scheduled to change. IF YOUR GROUP SUDDENLY NEEDS TO CANCEL after committing to a project, remember: many park staff have been counting on your arrival. It is your responsibility to notify the park ASAP by calling the phone numbers provided in your volunteer packets.
Camping and Entrance into the Park
If you have considered the above information and would like to volunteer at Rocky, please have a look at the 2016 Volunteer Group Catalog.
Remember, an application does not guarantee a project. Please wait for paperwork from the volunteer office before making plans for your project. Group projects will be assigned in the order applications are received.
Thanks for your interest in volunteering with your group at Rocky Mountain National Park!
Boy Scouts of America
Rocky Mountain National Park has many special opportunities for Boy Scouts who volunteer.
Groundwork Denver working at Rocky!
Watch the video of them working on this page.