Lake Powell beckons over a million visitors every year, each looking for something different: fun, relaxation, beauty, togetherness. Hundreds of these people make up a very special group who come to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area each year. They are Volunteers-in-Parks (VIPs)—stewards of the National Park Service. The reasons they share their services are different for each: love of Glen Canyon, wanting to do something positive, a strong sense of giving back and doing for others, care for the environment. Many of our volunteers return year after year because it is such a rewarding experience.
Houseboat Volunteer Opportunities
The Trash Tracker program is currently on hiatus for health and safety reasons.
The GRIT program is currently on hiatus for health and safety reasons.
The Canyon Host program is currently on hiatus for health and safety reasons.
Current Volunteer Opportunities For Groups
Glen Canyon is a dynamic location with multiple volunteer opportunities. Peruse our current projects to see which one is best for you! Options are dependent on time of year and availability of staff. Logistics can be flexible; if your group has different parameters call the Volunteer Office at 928-608-6356 and we’ll try to work something out! More information can be found on the national level at Volunteer.gov.
Activities appropriate for volunteers 15 and older. May involve the use of tools, heavy lifting, and long periods of standing/walking.
Family friendly activities for all ages! Half day activities at various locations throughout the park.
Skill Based Activities
Great for those who want to volunteer for multiple days and have specialized skills!
Current Volunteer Opportunities for IndividualsSpend a few days or a few weeks volunteering in Glen Canyon!
Volunteer in the Escalante
There are many ways to work with NPS rangers in the Escalante backcountry and wilderness areas along the Escalante River. Participate in litter removal, mending fences, and caring for this beautiful but delicate landscape. Email the district ranger or call 435-826-5651.
Last updated: December 27, 2021