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Love Arizona? Volunteer and share the love!

Whether you live on-site and volunteer as a Camp Host, or desire to give back to the community by volunteering directly for your local State Park, volunteering helps to enhance and preserve our parks and trails for the benefit of all who enjoy Arizona’s incredible natural resources and historic treasures. Join us and share your love for Arizona’s great outdoors and remarkable history through the gift of volunteering.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED:

Applications for volunteers wishing to reside on-park serving as Park Hosts by working in our Visitor Centers, performing Maintenance duties and providing Customer Service to our park visitors are now being accepted for 2021/2022.

BIRDERS NEEDED:   Patagonia Lake State Park/Sonoita Creek State Natural Area seeking volunteers residing on-site to provide guided bird watching walks from Mid-October to Mid-March. Apply below!


LOCAL VOLUNTEERS:

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for individuals and groups who live in close proximity to any of our parks and would like to volunteer.  

Specialized Volunteer Opportunities:

INTERPRETIVE VOLUNTEERS:   Lost Dutchman State Park is looking for volunteers who will perform a variety of tasks related to in-person interpretive programming. Volunteers will create engaging and interpretive programming for groups of up to 9 people.  Apply below!
 

INTERPRETIVE VOLUNTEERS – DIGITAL:  Lost Dutchman State Park hiring volunteers to perform a variety of tasks related to virtual and possibly in-person interpretive programming. Duties will include conducting research on new virtual/in-person programming ideas, creating interactive social media content, and collaborating with other staff and volunteers to ensure program needs are met. Apply below!
 

TRAIL MAINTENANCE:  Patagonia Lake State Park/Sonoita Creek State Natural Area seeking Volunteers to perform independent trail maintenance at Patagonia Lake State Park/Sonoita Creek State Natural Area. Volunteers will work independently in maintaining the park's trails, trimming trees and foliage, and picking up litter. 
Apply Below!
 

Patagonia Lake State Park/Sonoita Creek State Natural Area seeking Volunteers to perform independent trail maintenance at Patagonia Lake State Park/Sonoita Creek State Natural Area. Volunteers will work independently in maintaining the park's trails, trimming trees and foliage, and picking up litter. Apply Below!

THERE'S MORE TO LEARN

Check out the Volunteer Programs section on the top right side of this page. We know you’ll find just the opportunity you’re looking for.

Visit the “PARKS” page to learn more about each of our parks and what they have to offer. When you apply, you’ll be asked to select the parks where you would prefer to volunteer.  Researching our parks will assist you in making your selections.

To apply for one of our volunteer opportunities, please:

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SEASON: Spring / Summer 2021

Region

Park

Position

# of Openings

Duties

From

To

 
Northern Riordan Mansion Site Host 1 couple Maintenance, Visitor Center June mid-October
Northern Lyman Lake Camp Host 2 couples Maintenance, Office/Store May September
Northern Homolovi Camp Host 2 couples Camp Host, Restrooms, Maintenance May November
Northern Dead Horse Ranch Camp Host 1 couple Camp Host, Restrooms, Maintenance May October
Western Cattail Cove Camp Host 1 couple Camp Host, Maintenance - 30 amp Site Available May October
Southern Lost Dutchman Camp Host 6 to 8 people Visitor Center and/or Camp Host May September/October
Southern Kartchner Camp Host 1 couple Visitor Center, Gatehouse, Tour Ops, Camp Host May October
Southern Sonoita Creek/Patagonia Lake Trail Maintenance 2 Independent Trail Work - trim trees, litter pickup, etc. Ongoing Ongoing
Western Alamo Lake Camp Host 2 Assist in Store/Retail Sales, Maintenance May October

SEASON: Fall 2021 to Spring 2022

Region

Park

Position

# of Openings

Duties

From

To

 
Northern Fool Hollow Lake Park Support 1 couple Maintenance (non-hosting position) October 15th April 15th
Northern Lyman Lake Camp Host 2 couples Restrooms, Maintenance, Office/Store October April
Northern Homolovi Camp Host 2 couples Camp Host, Restrooms, Maintenance November May
Southern Picacho Peak Camp Host 2 couples Camp Host October 15th April 15th
Southern Picacho Peak Park Support 3 couples Maintenance  and Visitor Center October 15th April 15th
Southern Patagonia Lake Bird Guides 2 Hosts Perform Guided Bird Hikes Mid-October Mid-March
Western Alamo Lake Camp Host 2 Monitor Sites - 20 hrs/wk - 4 pm - 8 pm - 5 days/wk October April
Western Alamo Lake Camp Host 1 Assist in Store/Retail Sales, Maintenance October April

At this time, the following parks are not accepting volunteer applications:

  • Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park
  • Rockin’ River Ranch State Park
  • San Rafael State Natural Area
  • Verde River Greenway State Natural Area

To learn more about volunteer opportunities with the following parks, please visit or contact:

  ARIZONA STATE PARKS  

Outdoor Recreation Info Center
Visitors Welcome!
23751 N. 23rd Ave. #190
Phoenix, AZ 85085

 (877) MY-PARKS

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Mission Statement
"Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our Parks and through our Partners."