COVID-19 update for camp hosts and volunteers
To ensure the health and safety of our volunteers, staff, and visitors, Washington State Parks has developed new COVID-19 guidance on volunteer activity (updated 3/30/2021). Please review this guidance to learn more about the new health and safety requirements for volunteers.
Volunteer opportunities this year are limited as not all facilities are currently open. Visit the Parks Status webpage for a list of parks that are open for day-use and camping and those that remain closed.
We encourage you to communicate with the Volunteer Program and/or park staff to determine if you are willing and able to meet the COVID-19 requirements for volunteers. We respect your decision to continue to serve with us in 2021, or to cancel or postpone.
Thank you for your understanding and flexibility in these difficult and uncertain times. We are grateful for your continued support and patience as we all move forward together.
volunteer with washington state parks
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--individuals, couples and groups. Explore our volunteer opportunities below to find out how you can get involved.
The popular Park Host Program offers enthusiastic and interested volunteers the chance to stay and have fun in beautiful and diverse park settings while gaining experience in park operations and visitor services. Hosts are needed year round in many Washington state parks. Learn more here.
Beach cleanups are suitable for the whole family and are a fun and exciting way to participate in a meaningful activity while enjoying a day at the beach. Volunteer for one of our cleanups and help get marine debris off our beaches! Learn more here.
LOCAL Individuals - COMMUNITY volunteers
Would you like to support your community and play a role in keeping your local state park open, clean and green? Many parks need volunteers on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. You can support your local park by volunteering a few hours each week or month. Learn more here.
Groups of all kinds may help with park improvement projects such as trail maintenance, tree planting, litter pickup, habitat restoration, and more. Families, clubs, organizations, schools, businesses and other groups are invited to volunteer at state parks. Learn more here.
Friends groups help support and promote local state parks around the state. Consider becoming a member or volunteering for your local state park's friends group. Learn more here.