Reaching out to the World

The National Park Service works to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world by engaging in cooperative projects.

International volunteers exchange knowledge while working in national parks. Sister parks share information to help address common issues. U.S. World Heritage sites protect internationally significant features.

Explore this site to learn what the National Park Service is doing around the world.

A National Park Service superintendent stands with park staff at Addo Elephant Park in South Africa.
Technical Assistance

The National Park Service provides technical assistance across the world while also learning from other countries.

An International Volunteer stands on a hilltop with a stunning mountain behind her.
An International Volunteer

Sunsets and sunrises...Join the National Park Service as an international volunteer to experience what our parks have to offer.

A National Park Service ranger talks with a Chilean park ranger in front of a lake.
Sister Parks

The National Park Service’s sister parks initiative pairs our US national park units with protected areas around the world.

A scenic view of a lake within Glacier Bay.
World Heritage

The World Heritage program recognizes select natural and cultural places judged by the international community to have global importance.

A park ranger stands with a delegation of Korean park rangers...
News and Events

Catch up on the latest. Find out what’s going on internationally with the National Park Service.

Last updated: July 6, 2023