INDIVIDUAL volunteers

Individuals can give back to their community by volunteering at their local state parks. A variety of short- and long-term opportunities are available based on the unique needs of each park. Park volunteers can help with:

  • Invasive, non-native weed removal
  • Maintaining trails
  • Picking up litter
  • Performing office duties
  • Assisting with interpretive programs
  • Assisting with park events
  • Park store operations
  • And much, much more!
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How to Become a Volunteer

Getting started as a park volunteer is as easy as 1-2-3! Follow the steps below to become a volunteer at your favorite Washington state park.

STEP 1: Find A STATE PARK NEAR YOU

The first step in becoming a volunteer is to find and choose a state park in your area that you would like to volunteer at. Explore the links below to find a state park near you.

STEP 2: CONNECT WITH YOUR PARK

Once you’ve chosen a park that you would like to volunteer at, reach out to park staff to learn more about their current volunteer opportunities. Contact information for all state parks can be found here

STEP 3: APPLY

After you’ve connected with park staff and found a volunteer opportunity that you’re interested in you will need to start the application process. To apply to become a park volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Application (please do not submit a volunteer application until after you have spoken to park staff and have mutually agreed upon volunteer duties). 

Completed application forms can be submitted in one of the following ways:

  • HAND IN – Print out a hard copy and submit at the park office
  • EMAIL – Scan or save your application to your computer and submit via e-mail 

Please note, depending on your volunteer duties a background check may be required. 

Additional Opportunities

Additional volunteer opportunities may also be available through one of our many Friends Groups. Contact your local state park’s Friends Group to see how you can get involved.


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