Give back by giving time.

Our volunteers play an important role all over Yosemite. They restore trails and habitat, teach art classes, and draw on their Yosemite knowledge to help visitors.

Whether you volunteer for a few days or several weeks, you’ll get to explore and learn about your Sierra surroundings, meet fellow Yosemite fans, and make a tangible difference for the park.

COVID-19 update: To ensure the health and safety of our volunteers and staff during the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel all of our 2020 volunteer programs, including our visitor information assistants, work weeks and corporate work projects.

We’re grateful to everyone who signed up to volunteer this season, and we sincerely appreciate your understanding and flexibility. We encourage you to check our website later this year for details about volunteering with us in the future! If you’re interested in volunteering with our art programs, we are currently accepting applications for volunteer art instructors for the 2021 season.

Please email us with any questions, and get inspired to give back next year by learning more about each of our volunteer programs below.

Get Involved

Volunteer Art Instructor

Use your creative talents to lead Yosemite-focused art classes that inspire and educate visitors.

Work Week Crews

Enjoy a week in the park while working on trail repairs, habitat rehabilitation and other projects.

Corporate Work Projects

Build camaraderie with coworkers while supporting the park during a weekend of restoration work.

Visitor Information Assistants

Spend a month sharing your Yosemite knowledge to help visitors navigate and enjoy the park.

Youth Art Teacher Volunteer

Help Yosemite’s youngest visitors connect with the park through art during the summer season.

Become a Volunteer

No matter how many hours, days or weeks you have to share, your time and energy will be appreciated — and meaningful. We're here to answer any questions you have about volunteering! Please use the form to get in touch.


Volunteering in Yosemite can be an inspiring experience — but don’t take it from us! See what our volunteers say about the time they’ve spent giving back in the park.

August 8, 2019
Volunteer Testimonial 1
“Living in Yosemite for a week made me feel a stronger attachment to the park. By investing my time and energy, I become a part of Yosemite, and it becomes a part of me.”

Randy Shannahan

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August 8, 2019
Volunteer Testimonial 2 – Tricia Kolp
“Through volunteer work weeks, I always learn more about the conservation efforts being undertaken in the park, and I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to work with others, as we do our part to help.”

Tricia Kolp

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