Volunteer Larry stands at the Tavasci Marsh overlook

NPS Intern Dani

We Want Your Help!

There are many opportunities for volunteering! Read below for our Volunteer-In-Parks program. You can also check out youth opportunities for local students!
Volunteer duties at Tuzigoot and Montezuma Castle (including Montezuma Well) National Monuments that include:

  • Assisting in the operation of visitor centers
  • Greeting visitors and answering questions
  • Assisting with Junior Ranger and BARK Ranger programs
  • Working with maintenance or resource management staff

Duties vary according to the skills and interests of the volunteers: check out the Volunteer Opportunities below for current positions! Applications are accepted any time and positions are available year-round. Training is provided and volunteers can work 2-9 hours per day.

Volunteer speaks with visitors
Volunteer Brian talks with visitors on top of the citadel pueblo

NPS Intern Dani

Life of a Volunteer at Tuzigoot

At Tuzigoot National Monument there are many ways you can help contribute to our park. The main resource most visitors come to see is our 110 room hilltop pueblo village. Located on top of a hill in the heart of the verde valley, Tuzigoot National Monument is located in Clarkdale, Arizona. Surrounded by historic mining communities, the Sedona red rocks, Mingus Mountain, and marshy wetlands, our site is rich in both cultural and natural wonders of great significance. With so much to explore and learn, visitors will ask you questions about the ancient people who lived here and about the more recent history of nearby mining settlements. The wide variety of topics to talk about keeps both our volunteers and visitors engaged in thought provoking conversations.

Volunteers love to spend their time on our pueblo trail talking with visitors and soaking in the scenery. We also have trails that lead down into the Tavasci Marsh. The surrounding wetlands that is home to various wildlife and plantlife. Volunteers sometimes lead guided walks into the marsh and use interpretation skills to discuss its contents. With lots of birding and wildlife sighting opportunities, the marsh draws attention of naturalist from all over the world!

Most days at Tuzigoot are spent roving the trails, answering visitor questions, and keeping an eye on the parks resources. You will need to communicate important matters with our volunteer coordinator and discuss with them to see how you can best be an asset to our site.
A park ranger gives a guided walk to visitors

From Volunteer to Career!

For those looking to start their career in the National Park Service (NPS), volunteering is a great way to get started. Many of our current and former employees started their succesful NPS careers by volunteering at our sites! When volunteering you will get hands on experience working closely with NPS staff. It is a great oppurtunity to build connections, refferences, and resumes.

Volunteers assist rangers with important and useful activites that will look great on a resume. This can include things such as interpeting our resources to visitors, leading guided walks, creating and presenting demonstrations, assiting visitors with Junior Ranger programs, providing information on the NPS fee system, and assisting NPS staff with opening/closing procedures. There are also oppurtunities to assist with ongoing research programs, such as our rattlenake research partnership with Northern Arizona University!
We invest into our volunteers by helping develop and nuture their skills where we can.
People from all types of backgrounds, career interests, and skill levels are welcome.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

We currently have Volunteer Opportunities for Tuzigoot National Monument!

To obtain a Volunteer Application email our Volunteer Coordinator at paul_santellan@nps.gov

Plus if you put in 250 hours, you get an annual VIP pass to all of your national parks!

We look forward to working with you!

Last updated: April 1, 2023

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P.O. Box 219
Camp Verde, AZ 86322



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