National Park Service Volunteers Program

Join our team! Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs) are Very Important People! Explore, learn, and share your time and talent while helping us protect this special place! From assisting with lighthouse climbs, to serving as campground hosts, to helping with the sea turtle nesting program… and everything in between, the work our volunteers do makes a difference!

Volunteering is an American tradition that has made immeasurable contributions to communities, organizations, and individuals throughout the country. Every year, thousands of individuals contribute their enthusiasm and skills to help the National Park Service preserve and protect the natural and cultural resources and to serve and educate visitors.

Individuals, families, and organized groups are welcome to volunteer. Opportunities are available both for highly skilled professionals and for beginners with little or no experience in land management. The time commitment for volunteer work varies from one-day projects to continuous work extending over months. Drop-in events are also held throughout the year to celebrate special events or Days of Service such as National Public Lands Day in September.

All the information you need including specific needs and application can be found at

Still have questions? Browse our frequently asked questions or contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 252-475-9042.