International Volunteers

Rocky Mountain National Park is part of the United States Government. We welcome volunteers from any country in the world (non-citizens cannot be hired into paid Federal positions). Most positions are available during our summer season. Some volunteer positions are provided government housing at no cost to the volunteer. Due to housing constraints, opportunities for international volunteering are extremely limited at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Our international volunteers may work in wildlife biology, ecology, botany, integrated pest management, interpretation, and more.

If you're interested in volunteering at Rocky, visit the National Park Service International Cooperation website. You must find a supervisor to host you, and it is a long process to receive a J-1 (training) visa from our International Affairs Office in Washington, DC.

To apply, complete a volunteer application [PDF], and e-mail it or send it to:

Rocky Mountain National Park
Volunteer Office
1000 U.S. Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517

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Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


(970) 586-1206
Have questions? We've got answers! Call 8am–4:30pm Mountain Time to speak with park staff (recorded information after hours). For Trail Ridge Road status, call (970) 586-1222.

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