•Volunteers in Parks (VIP) program
•Thank you for your interest the Volunteers in Parks (VIP) program at Zion National Park. Applications and more information about the nationwide program is available at www.nps.gov/volunteer.
•VIP’s are an integral part of the staff at Zion, and perform a wide variety of duties including (but not limited to):
•Campground hosts for South and Watchman Campgrounds
•Interpretation: includes staffing the information desk 3-4 hrs/day, guided walks, talks, roving interpretation, Junior Ranger Program assistants, and other activities.
•Office and library work: includes a wide assortment of routine work and special project oriented work
•Museum and photo/slide collection cataloging.
•Resource management assistance: wildlife inventory and monitoring, native plant nursery, alien plant eradication and archeological surveys.
• Housing in the park is generally limited for volunteers between April and October. From November through March, dorm spaces or shared housing may be available. Campground spaces are available for campground hosts. To qualify for housing, when availiable, an individual would need to volunteer a minimum of 32 hours per week.
•Contact Zion's Volunteer Coordinator directly at e-mail us
•For an application to volunteer in Zion National Park, please click here.
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•You may also wish to contact the Student Conservation Association (SCA) about volunteer positions. SCA positions are generally full-time, twelve-week positions in public or private natural resource management agencies throughout the United States. Transportation costs and bi-weekly stipends are paid by SCA. Zion hires 3-5 resource assistant volunteers through this program each year. Dormitory housing is provided for SCA’s.
The SCA address/phone is: P.O. Box 550, Charlestown, New Hampshire 03603. Phone: (603) 543-1700