Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t even have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love…

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Each year thousands of people take time to show their love for National Parks through volunteering. At a time when many National Parks are strained by lack of resources and staff, volunteers provide an invaluable service and help ensure that these special places will continue to be cherished for generations to come. From clearing trails to assisting archaeologists to providing visitor information, our national parks could use your help.

The National Park Foundation is proud to work with the National Park Service to present opportunities for volunteers around the country. Discover how you can help today »

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With all 401 national park sites currently closed because of the government shutdown, there is no better time to show your support. Join the national park community now.

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