Thanks for your interest in volunteering with one of our work crews in the park! Our 2020 work week programs are canceled. Please check back in December 2020 for information on the 2021 season.

Protecting the Park for Future Generations

Join a dedicated community of Yosemite enthusiasts as you work together to preserve and protect the park. Our work crews are led by National Park Service rangers, in cooperation with Yosemite Conservancy, to improve habitats and trails throughout the park.

Work Crews

Projects have varying fitness levels, often requiring physically demanding work. Crews of up to 20 volunteers camp in the park and receive three hearty meals a day, as well as a commemorative T-shirt and hat. Participants generally work four days per week and are off on Friday. Our work week crews complete a variety of projects throughout the park. See the project descriptions below for more information.

Work Week Fee

There is a $325 fee to help cover the cost of the program.

Learn More

Yosemite is a dynamic place with unpredictable weather and natural conditions. While work week projects are planned to accomplish specific goals, they could be modified or cancelled by the National Park Service at any time.

Our 2020 work weeks have been canceled, but the projects we had planned for this season will still need to happen when we start up this volunteer program again for 2021! Some project logistics and details might shift, but the 2020 schedule and descriptions below should give you an idea of the kind of work we hope to have our volunteers complete next year.

by Yosemite Conservancy/Mark Marschall.
by Russell Morimoto.
by Photo: Steven Matros.


Volunteer Art Instructor

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

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.