Volunteer Program

Summer of Surveying

Interested in a volunteer position where you camp at a different Washington state park each week, circling the Olympic peninsula and southwestern portions of our beautiful state and talking with visitors from around the world?    

We are looking for survey hosts to conduct visitor surveys this summer in Washington State Parks Southwest Region.  You would camp in a different state park each week and visit up to 25 parks as part of this unique volunteer opportunity.  Although we are looking for a survey host who can cover the entire 11-week period from June 18, 2019 to September 3, 2019, we will consider shorter terms within that period.  Read more about our Summer of Surveying and see all the parks you can visit!Beach camp site


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.


Friends of Schafer-Lake Sylvia Clearing Trails