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Apply to be a Volunteer

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities with Oregon State Parks. To view current volunteer opportunities, go to our volunteer openings page.

Volunteer Assignments

Park Hosts

Be the first to greet visitors and be the face of Oregon State Parks; become a park host. Hosts stay in our parks for a minimum of 30 days, volunteering 4-5 days a week for 4-6 hours each day. In exchange for their valuable service, we provide volunteer hosts with a campsite and the opportunity to have an extended stay at one of our beautiful parks.

 

Individual Volunteers

Give back to a park in your local community. Individual volunteers engage in service directly with one of our parks. A variety of opportunities are available based on unique needs of each park.  Volunteers can help with lighthouse tours, living history demonstrations, junior ranger programs, maintenance projects, whale watching, help out in gift shops, staff information centers and more.

To see what opportunities are available and learn how to apply, visit the volunteer openings page.

 

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Are you a member of a scout troop, church group, community association, or company looking for a service opportunity? Learn what you can do at your local state park. Group volunteers support service through a variety of projects, which vary based on group size and skill. Contact your local state park to learn what service opportunities may be available for your group.

Some parks are open for day-use and camping, with reduced services. Check the Park Status Map and FAQ for details. Campfire restrictions may be in place.