Volunteers-In-Parks includes several special programs that volunteers may participate in. You do not need to participate in a program to volunteer; many volunteers assist with a position or event. Opportunities for volunteer programs may be listed on Volunteer.gov or directly on a National Park Service unit’s website, find a site by state..
Amtrak Trails & Rails
Volunteers with the Amtrak Trails & Rails program educate train travelers on the natural and cultural heritage of a region.
Many sites offer an Artist-in-Residence program for visual artists, writers, musicians, and other creative media.
Participants from around the world train in and contribute to U.S. national parks.
Youth and Young Adult
Girl Scout Ranger Program
Girls Scouts are invited to participate in a variety of organized educational or service projects at national parks.
Programs for Boy Scouts
Boy scouts can explore the national parks, learn about our mission, and help protect the nation's natural and cultural resources.
Community Volunteer Ambassador Program
Youth and young adults from diverse backgrounds can apply to participate in this 50-week paid professional internship.
Science in Parks
Citizen scientists of all ages head out to the field to gain knowledge and contribute valuable information to parks.
National Parks BioBlitz
The National Park Service and National Geographic Society host large-scale BioBlitz events at national park sites.
Last updated: January 18, 2023