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
Picking up litter
Performing office duties
Assisting with interpretive programs
Assisting with park events
Park store operations
And much, much more!
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 volunteer opportunity NEAR YOU
Explore the Volunteer Opportunities List to find out which parks are currently accepting new volunteers and the types of volunteer opportunities they offer.
STEP 2: CONNECT WITH YOUR PARK
Reach out to the park contact to let them know you are interested in volunteering and to learn more about their current opportunities.
STEP 3: APPLY
After you’ve connected with park staff and have mutually agreed upon volunteer duties, you will be asked to complete and submit a Volunteer Application.
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 to the park contact. If there is no email address listed, you may email your application directly to the Volunteer Program.
Please note, depending on your volunteer duties a background check may be required. We are not accepting court-ordered community service volunteers at this time.