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.
COVID-19 Safety Procedures
As always, we’re committed to ensuring the health and safety of our volunteers and staff. For all volunteer programs, we’re implementing strict safety measures that align with the latest federal, state, and local guidelines. At this time, we anticipate that these policies and procedures will remain in place through 2021. Volunteers will receive a copy of the Yosemite Conservancy Covid-19 Operations Plan as a part of the application process.
Visitor Information Assistant Application
Applications for the 2021 volunteer season have closed. Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in joining this award-winning crew. Check back this fall for an update on volunteering in 2022.