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.
We are no longer accepting applications for Visitor Information Assistants in 2023. We invite you to review the following resources to better understand the program and determine if it is a good fit for you in future seasons:
- 2023 VIA Schedule and Locations
- Visitor Information Assistant Frequently Asked Questions
- Visitor Information Assistant Position Description
Check back on this page in January of 2024 for next year’s opportunities!
COVID-19 update: Yosemite Conservancy is STRONGLY recommending that everyone be vaccinated for COVID19 and current with COVID-19 boosters for their health and safety as well as that of our community. Working in Yosemite National Park comes with a lot of exposure to many people from around the world. The Conservancy sees vaccines as a crucial part of keeping our staff and volunteers healthy and our operations open.