Share Your Passion

Help visitors get the best experience in Yosemite by sharing your knowledge of the park. Our visitor information assistants spend a month helping visitors enjoy Yosemite’s natural, cultural and educational activities in various locales throughout the park.

As a visitor information assistant, you’ll get to share your passion for the park with people from around the world, while giving back to the park and deepening your own connection with this special place.

Please note: We are not currently accepting applications for the 2020 season. We’ll post the application for next season’s visitor information assistant program in February 2021.

Volunteering in Yosemite

Our volunteers camp in Yosemite and typically work 32 hours per week. Visitor information assistants play an essential role in the park, including by sharing key information with visitors at outdoor contact stations and reinforcing Preventive Search and Rescue safety messages on popular trails. Volunteers enjoy free entrance into Yosemite, a 30% discount on books and educational materials at Yosemite Conservancy bookstores, discounts from the park concessioner, and time off to explore the park.

Due to factors related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our visitor information assistant program for the 2020 season.

Our volunteers play an essential role in the park, and we can’t thank them enough for donating their time and talents! If you’re interested in volunteering with us in 2021, check back in February for more information and to apply online.

OTHER WAYS TO VOLUNTEER

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.

Youth Art Teacher Volunteer

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