Share Your Passion

Help visitors have the best possible experience in Yosemite by sharing your knowledge of the park! Our visitor information assistants spend a month helping park visitors from around the world enjoy Yosemite, while also giving back to the park and deepening their own connection to this special place.

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 (PSAR) safety messages on popular trails.

Our volunteers camp as a group in Yosemite and typically work 32 hours per week. 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.

How To Become A Volunteer 

STEP 1 – Review the following resources and identify your preferred placement. 

STEP 2Create your volunteer profile by registering here Reference the 2024 VIA Schedule and Locations above and indicate your preferences in your profile.  

*Every applicant will need to create their own profile to be considered. 

STEP 3– Your application will be reviewed by Yosemite Conservancy program staff. This is an application only and does not guarantee your place in a project. Volunteer spots are limited, while we appreciate all applications, applying does not guarantee volunteer placement. 

Please direct questions to [email protected]. 


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.