Individual volunteer and volunteer internship positions generally last at least 30 days for those who stay in the park, or at least three months for those who commute. These positions may include camp hosts, visitor information assistants, wildlife researchers, wilderness patrols, volunteer crew leaders, etc. Volunteers who will stay in the park (in park housing or campgrounds) must work a minimum of 32 hours per week. Park housing is very limited, as are campsites that are available for individual volunteers. Not all volunteers live in the park. Volunteers from within commuting distance may volunteer intermittently. "Virtual volunteer" opportunities also exist, allowing volunteers to support Yosemite from their own homes.
Individual positions can be very competitive. All volunteer positions are advertised on https://www.volunteer.gov, although many internships are available through other organizations.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Tips for Applying
Yosemite receives hundreds of individual volunteer applications each year for a limited number of positions. Help us place you and make your application stand out at the same time by following these tips.
Last updated: October 21, 2021