Volunteer Program

Summer of Surveying

Washington State Parks is looking for volunteers to conduct visitor surveys this summer at state parks in southwestern Washington and on the Olympic Peninsula. 

Survey results will help us better understand our visitors so we can improve customer service, visitor experience and park offerings. 

State Parks provides iPads and survey software that require no computer skills from visitors and only basic skills from volunteers. The survey generally takes visitors less than five minutes to complete. 

Survey schedules are flexible based on volunteer availability within specified dates. 

Volunteers who surveyed our visitors in the past have generally enjoyed the experience of meeting and interacting with different people in parks. 

Interested?  View a list of volunteer assignments and sign up here. We will follow up with you to provide you with the information and support you need to be a visitor survey taker.

Questions? Contact Cassidy Giampetro, survey volunteer coordinator, at cassidy.giampetro@parks.wa.gov 

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Do you love your Washington state parks?

Would you like to volunteer in a state park and play a role in keeping parks open, clean and green? We have many short- and long-term volunteer opportunities, such as:

  • Hosting
  • Interpreting natural and cultural resources
  • Maintaining trails
  • Making minor repairs
  • Mowing lawns
  • Organizing events
  • Performing office duties
  • Picking up litter
  • Recycling
  • Researching park histories
  • Restoring habitats and waterways
  • Spiffing up park grounds
  • Trimming and pruning trees and shrubs
  • And much, much more!

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, including:

  • Individuals, couples
  • Groups (families, school groups, citizen groups, service organizations and corporations.

Volunteering has its rewards: earn a Discover Pass!

Hours spent on certain volunteer projects can qualify volunteers for a complimentary Discover Pass. Learn more.

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Volunteer opportunities

Find out about volunteer work parties, training and more on our calendar of events. Enter "volunteer" in the search area.

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