National Park Service
Workamper Opportunities

with the National Park Service

Volunteer and Make a Difference!

The National Park Service (NPS) manages 388 sites covering more than 83 million acres, for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and fugure generations.

VIP Program Mission

The Volunteers-In-Parks Program (VIP) provides a vehicle through which the National Park Service can accept and utilize voluntary help and services from the public. The major objective of the program is to utilize this voluntary help in such a way that is mutually beneficial to the National Park Service and the volunteer.

Volunteer opportunities include camp hosting, interpretation, visitor center hosting, research, administration, maintenance, etc.

Volunteers are accepted from the public without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.


Very Important People

NPS volunteers are active, dynamic, creative individuals who possess the skills, desire, patience, and time to accomplish a wide variety of tasks.

Volunteers-In-Parks are Very Important People (VIPs)! In Fiscal Year 2004, 140,000 volunteers donated 5 million hours to your national parks at a value of $85.9 million.

VIPs come from all over the world to help preserve and protect America's natural and cultural heritage for the enjoyment of this and future generations. Volunteers of all ages give of their time and expertise to help achieve the National Park Service mission.



Thousands of Workampers volunteer each year at hundreds of NPS sites. Here is a sample of the NPS opportunities listed in Workamper News:


Natchez National Historical Park, in Natchez, MS, is currently recruiting for volunteers for a variety of opportunities. Duties may include operating a visitor center and bookstore, providing guided tours, or assisting with landscape restoration. In return for 32 hours per week per person we will provide a full hookup RV site. A three month minimum stay is required. For more information contact Melissa Tynes at: 601-442-8601, ext 18 or

Yosemite National Park seeks volunteer couple for YCC youth camp. June 1 through August 27. Duties: plan and help prepare meals for up to 50, maintain tools & equipment, transport supplies, assist set up of temporary camps at other locations. Camp supervision by park supervisors. Provided: FHU camp site, all meals, $10.00 per diem stipend each. Mondays and Tuesdays off. Location: Badger Pass, altitude 7500ft. Contact Bill Thomas 209-379-1052,