Following is a list of our state park system's most popular volunteer positions. Position descriptions vary from park to park since each park has developed its own volunteer program to fit its own specific needs. Not all volunteer positions are listed, and there are many other ways to volunteer. If you have a specific idea for a volunteer position, or to find out what volunteer positions are available, contact the park where you want to volunteer.
Campground Host: Serve as “live-in” host at park campground. Register campers, provide information and explain rules and regulations. Perform light maintenance work around the campground such as picking up litter, cleaning and stocking toilet facilities, and selling firewood. This position requires working weekends, holidays and evening hours. Your campsite provided free of charge while you volunteer.
Grounds Worker: Mow grass and trim weeds.
Trails Crew Leader: Providing leadership, technical assistance and supervision to organized volunteer groups improving trails in the park.
Trails Maintenance Worker: Assist in the maintenance of park trails. Trim overgrowth; remove fallen trees and debris from trail paths; construct and maintain trail erosion controls; and maintain trail treadways, steps and bridges.
Park Attendant: Perform custodial grounds maintenance duties. Provide information to visitors at parking areas and other public use areas.
Maintenance Assistant: Make minor repairs to buildings, picnic tables and other park facilities.
Clerk/Typist: Schedule tours and nature programs. Compose and type letters to persons seeking general information about the park. Answer the telephone and provide information to the public about park facilities, rules and regulations.
Historic Site Guide: Conduct special programs and lead guided tours of historic facilities within the park.
Receptionist: Provide information to visitors about park activities, facilities and resources. Operate base station radio. Register campers.
Astronomy Interpreter: Interpret astronomy for night programs at the park. Identify and give interesting information about planets and constellations.
Bird Specialist: Work with groups by leading interpretive hikes and sharing your expertise in birding and bird habitats.
Assistant Volunteer Manager: Discuss park needs with interested volunteers, coordinate time schedules with volunteers and park personnel, and keep records of volunteer work. Maintain contact with volunteer staff and promote the volunteer program.
Natural Resource Interpreter: Conduct specialized programs, nature hikes and evening programs interpreting the natural resource to park visitors. Answer visitor questions.