Volunteers walk down a paved path, wearing orange vests that say "NPS VOLUNTEER" while carrying buckets and trash pickers.
Some volunteer groups pick up trash at parking lots and trails.

NPS/Karen Garthwait

You can help care for your public lands in many ways. Leaving no trash or graffiti and obeying all park regulations are great ways to show your stewardship of Arches.

Official NPS Volunteers-In-Parks sign up to help with specific tasks. Some VIP positions need minimal training, while others require specialized skills. Housing for park volunteers is extremely limited.

If you are interested in serving in as an official park volunteer, check the list of opportunities below, or contact:

Volunteer Coordinator
National Park Service
2282 SW Resource Blvd.
Moab, UT 84532
(435) 719-2142


Volunteer Service Groups

If your scout troop, Alternative Spring Break group, or other organization would like to volunteer at Arches for a few hours, a day, or a week, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at least four weeks before your visit. Volunteers under the age of 18 need written permission from legal guardians in order to sign up as park volunteers.


Volunteer Events/Service Saturdays

Would you like to lend a hand? Check the calendar below to see if a service opportunity is scheduled during your next visit to Arches.

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Volunteer Recruitment

Do you have a month or more to come help the park? These longer-term volunteer opportunities may be right for you.
Park volunteer addresses school group seated on slickrock
Outdoor education volunteer instructor with a local school group

NPS/Heidi Wainer

Outdoor Education Internships

If you like children and enjoy working in the outdoors, a volunteer internship with Canyon Country Outdoor Education (CCOE) might be the position for you. For information about available opportunities, contact us:

Arches/Grand County Internship: Email Us

Canyonlands/San Juan County Internship: Email Us

Student Conservation Association (SCA)

Many park volunteers are recruited through the Student Conservation Association. For information on joining the SCA and current opportunities, visit


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    Last updated: July 25, 2023

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    Moab, UT 84532


    435 719-2299

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