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Volunteers-in-Parks

Learn new skills! Gain work experience! Meet new people! Explore your national park!
Join the community of volunteers nationwide who donate their time and talent to our national parks. Being part of Volunteer-in-Parks is a fun and rewarding way to contribute to these wonderful places.

Volunteer opportunities abound at Shenandoah! Here are some ways you can help:

  • Be a campground host
  • Perform maintenance and clean-up
  • Provide information along hiking trails and at visitor centers
  • Collect natural and cultural resources data
  • Remove exotic plants
  • Restore native plant communities
  • Be an Artist-In-Residence
  • and more!
Most volunteer opportunities run April through November, but some are available throughout the year. There are opportunities for individuals as well as groups; they can be long term or one-day events.
 
Volunteers pull invasive plants in Shenandoah
Volunteers pull invasive plants in Shenandoah

Getting Started
Check out our list of Current Volunteer Opportunities below and apply directly (or sign up for one-day events listed). You may also download an application and mail it to:

Shenandoah National Park
Volunteer & Youth Programs Coordinator
3655 U.S. Hwy 211 East
Luray, VA 22835-4702

Help Our Trails
Shenandoah National Park has more than 500 miles of hiking trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) partners with Shenandoah to keep Park trails well maintained and safe. If you are interested in trail work, look at current PATC Volunteer opportunities.

Thank you for your interest in Shenandoah National Park. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835

Phone:

(540) 999-3500
Use this phone number to contact us for all of your park inquiries!

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