Volunteer Resources

You are vital to the success of the National Park Service. Volunteers provide immeasurable contribution to communities, organizations, and individuals throughout the country. Thank you for your service!

Learn more about how to earn and request a Volunteer Pass, access the Volunteer Program reference manual, and read news and stories about volunteers and volunteer programs across the nation below.

A photo of a person standing amid redwood trees on a Volunteer Pass.

Volunteer Pass

Volunteers can earn this annual pass by completing 250 service hours with participating federal agencies.

A young woman in a volunteer hat looks down through binoculars.

Volunteer Program Reference Manual

Reference Manual 7 provides guidance to volunteers, NPS employees, and partners.

A group of people in park ranger and volunteer uniforms walking in a parade.

Volunteer News & Stories

View the latest volunteer news and stories from across the National Park Service.

Last updated: January 9, 2023


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