Volunteer Programs

September 27: 5K Trail Run Volunteers Needed

Kartchner Caverns SP needs volunteers to make our inaugural 5K Trail Run event a success! If you are interested in helping out, please send an email to reservations(at)azstateparks.gov or call (520) 586-4118 (this phone number is for event volunteer registration only). More info about the event on the Kartchner Caverns home page.

Event schedule
6:30 - 7:45 am: Registration & Bib pickup
8 am: 5K Trail Run starts (ages 14 and up)
9:30 am: 1 Mile Kids Fun Run starts (ages 13 and below)
10 am: Award Ceremony for both races

Projected On-Site Openings Grid

On-Site OpeningsThe Projected On-Site Openings grids are being updated by parks now. Before applying for a specific time period, check out the current openings by month. Plus read about Background Check Policy. Learn More (Learn More)

 


Volunteer at Arizona State ParksArizona State Park employees’ work hard to provide a wide range of recreational and educational opportunities for our visitors every day, but their efforts alone are not enough. Arizona State Parks needs your help to ensure that our resources are protected, our amenities are at their best, and that our visitors enjoy an unforgettable experience!

How can you become a volunteer?

Explore our programs below to learn more about volunteer opportunities. You may now complete your application online! Or register online for a specific Service Project or Event.

Arizona State Parks has many different ways for you to donate your time and talents. Browse through the following volunteer program areas — we know you will find something that excites you! And remember to Sign Up for the Volunteer Newsletter.

Foundation & Friends Groups

Do you enjoy fundraising?  Are you passionate about finding support for Arizona State Parks? New Friends groups have been forming, join up! Learn More

Volunteer Support Team

Do you live in a community near an Arizona State Park? Would you like to help us for a few hours a week? Learn More

On-Site Support Team

Do you travel in your RV? Would you like to live at a park and volunteer? Learn More

Service Projects

Would you like to participate in one day projects and events around the state? Would your group like to support Arizona State Parks? Learn More

Site Stewards

Do you have an interest in archaeology? Would you like to help preserve archaeological sites around the State? Learn More

OHV Ambassadors

Do you like to ride Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs) in Arizona? Do you want to promote a Positive image of OHV recreation in Arizona? Learn More

OHV Ambassadors

Are you a Re-Enactor? Do you enjoy participating in authenic living history presentations and demonstrations? Learn More


Who volunteers?

Anyone willing to share their interests and abilities to improve the parks in their community! Volunteers are people who experience a sense of accomplishment and a renewal from volunteering.

Why volunteer?

  • Because we need your help.
  • Because you can learn and experience new things.
  • Because you care about preserving natural spaces.
  • Because you want to be a part of caring for historical and archaeological special places.
  • Because you want to have fun.
  • Because you want to give back.
  • Because you can be the difference!

Preview of Issue #3Volunteer Voice Newsletter

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We encourage all volunteers to stay connected to what's happening in the Arizona State Parks Volunteer Program by signing up for the emailed Volunteer Voice Newsletter. You may also read current and past issues online.

Volunteer Main Categories

Parks Volunteer Support Team
On-Site Volunteer Support Team
Projected On-Site Volunteer Openings
Service Projects
Site Stewards
OHV Ambassadors
Foundation & Friends Groups
Historical Re-Enactors

Contact the Volunteer Program

If you have something to offer beyond our listed programs or have other comments or questions please contact:

Nicole Armstrong-Best, ASP Volunteer Resources Specialist
1300 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 542-7152
Email: narmstrong(at)azstateparks.gov

Former Volunteer Training

Ladies Victorian Dress WorkshopLadies Victorian Dress Workshop. On January 31, 2009, Park Ranger Terri Leverton, Interpretive Education Planner Barbie Hart and Volunteer Kelly Gaston presented a Ladies Victorian Dress Workshop. We had over 25 people, from all over the Verde Valley attend the workshop and one person from as far away as Silver City, New Mexico. We gained several new volunteers as a result of the workshop as well. Living History is the art of costumed interpretation and involves a commitment of time and knowledge.

The workshop discussed Ladies Victorian Fashion from 1870–1890. From undergarments and dresses to accessories such as cloaks, gloves, hats, jewelry, shoes, stockings and hairstyles. From working class, middle class to upper class.

This was be a basic class. There is a tremendous amount of clothing to cover. People in the field of fashion spend years studying and learning fashion. Female fashion is complex, with materials, fashion change, and large amounts of under garments, not to mention the accessories. We are pleased to be offering this opportunity to polish our skills and present the best programs possible. You don’t have to dress up to attend. Thanks to everyone who attended. We hope to continue these kinds of workshops, including hands-on workshops in which we can make dresses and undergarments to be used at the park. We are looking at possibly offering a workshop on dresses worn by the women of the Yavapai and Apache tribes. (A volunteer's grandmother may allow us to view her historic clothing to give us further insight into the Yavapai and Apache culture encompassing the Verde Valley area.)

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