Have you ever dreamed of leading bird talks and discovering what brings people to Arizona from overseas, or assisting with interpretive programs at an 1870s military outpost or ancient Native American ruins? Arizona State Parks and Trails welcomes volunteers for one-time projects as well as long-term assignments.

If you live near one of our recreation, historic, or conservation parks, you may choose to be a local parks volunteer on a regular basis. Recruitment of community members occurs throughout the year, with volunteer open houses and trainings occuring during busy seasons.

Central Office Volunteer Support Team

Have you ever wondered what it takes to manage, coordinate, and implement all the daily activities/events of all the state parks? Arizona State Parks welcomes volunteers for one-time projects as well as long-term assignments to help with event preparation, greeting visitors, clerical work, data entry and community education at the state parks.

We are also looking for volunteers who are interested in giving their time at our central office, located in Phoenix at 1110 W. Washington Street, Suite 100. Volunteer opportunities are offered various times throughout the year when needed.

On-Site Support Team

On-site support team volunteers may be asked to assist with a variety of tasks, with campground hosting being a primary area. Please check specific park web pages for the type of duties you can expect to be assigned at each park.

Volunteers provide their own lodging (camper, trailer, or motor home) and are provided a free campsite, most often with utility hook ups. We ask for a commitment of at least four months and donated time of at least 20 hour per week.

Since we receive many more requests for positions than we have available, this is a very competitive process. Please feel free to add letters of recommendation, pictures of yourself and your motor home, resumes and other information that you think might be helpful to us in making our selections.

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To Apply


Online Application

Applications for the Volunteer Program are now accepted online. Apply online now.

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