Volunteer Program

Volunteers play a vital role in sustaining the treasure that is Washington State Parks, providing more than 250,000 hours of service each year. Opportunities are available across the state for a variety of short- and long-term projects.

Anyone can be a Washington State Parks volunteer, including individuals, couples, families, school groups, citizen groups, service organizations, and corporations.

Cleaning a trail at Paradise Point

Registration Now Open for 2017 Camporee


Please note that you must be an approved camp host to attend this event.



This year's Camporee will be held at the Cornet Bay Retreat Center at Deception Pass State Park located on beautiful Whidbey Island. The Camporee will be held April 11-13.

Deception Pass is Washington’s most-visited state park for a reason. Mysterious coves, rugged cliffs, jaw-dropping sunsets and a stomach-dropping high bridge make this park a go-to for locals and international travelers alike.

On the shores of Cornet Bay with a spectacular view of Mount Baker sits the Cornet Bay Retreat Center. Visitors enjoy the beautiful surroundings of old growth trees, abundant wildlife and miles of hiking trails.

Whether you're a new host or have been with Parks for many year, the Camporee is a wonderful training opportunity.  

If you would like to join us, please complete and return the registration form by March 10. For more information about camp hosting or volunteering, please contact us.