Volunteer Program

Do you love your Washington state parks?



Would you like to volunteer in a state park and play a role in keeping parks open, clean and green? We have many short- and long-term volunteer opportunities, such as:

  • Hosting
  • Interpreting natural and cultural resources
  • Maintaining trails
  • Making minor repairs
  • Mowing lawns
  • Organizing events
  • Performing office duties
  • Picking up litter
  • Recycling
  • Researching park histories
  • Restoring habitats and waterways
  • Spiffing up park grounds
  • Trimming and pruning trees and shrubs
  • And much, much more!
State Parks volunteers play a vital role in sustaining the treasures that are Washington state parks, providing more than 250,000 hours of service each year.

Anyone can be a Washington State Parks volunteer, including:
  • Individuals, couples
  • Groups (families, school groups, citizen groups, service organizations and corporations.

Volunteering has its rewards: Earn a Discover Pass! 


Hours spent on certain volunteer projects can qualify volunteers for a complimentary Discover Pass. Learn more.
Beach Cleanup Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities



Find out about volunteer work parties, training and more on our Calendar of Events.  Enter "volunteer" in the search area.

Volunteer Brochure


For more information, including park contact information for volunteering, check out the volunteer opportunities brochure.
Friends of Schafer-Lake Sylvia Clearing Trails