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Be a park host mdi-shield-account

As representatives, hosts provide support for park guests, staff and our public lands. Learn More

Partner with us mdi-home-group

We welcome partnerships with community organizations, businesses, schools and civic groups. Learn More

Apply to be a volunteer mdi-charity

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities with Oregon State Parks. Learn More All open positions

Volunteering with Oregon State Parks

100 Projects for 100 Years!

In honor of the legacy of service that has sustained the state parks system for a century, OPRD will host 100 service projects in 2022. Events will be posted throughout 2022 on the volunteer opportunities page and our event calendar.


Lend a Hand: Become a Volunteer with Oregon State Parks!

Volunteers have made a difference as stewards of Oregon’s magnificent parks since 1977. Our amazing volunteers support state parks and our many visitors through a variety of service opportunities, including

  • Helping with light maintenance to keep parks, trails, and facilities looking spectacular
  • Leading unforgettable group tours and school programs
  • Welcoming campers and sharing important park information
  • And MUCH more


Will you join the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department's volunteer community?

  • Volunteer Openings: View current volunteer opportunities in our parks
  • Apply: Learn more about specific volunteer assignments, and submit your volunteer application today
  • Partners: Learn about volunteer opportunities with our partners


Contact Us: Please send us an email at volunteer.oprd@oregon.gov, or speak to someone in our Parks Info Center. Call toll-free at 800-551-6949.