Protecting the Park for Future Generations

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

Work Crews

Projects have varying fitness levels, often requiring physically demanding work. Crews of up to 15 volunteers share a group campsite and are provided with three hearty meals a day, as well as a commemorative T-shirt. Participants generally work 4 days per week, with a day off mid-week. Due to the program’s popularity, we often receive more applicants than we can accommodate.

Work Week Fee

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

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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.

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

OTHER WAYS TO VOLUNTEER

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.