Volunteers-in-Parks (VIPs) work side-by-side with National Park Service employees in parks and programs across the nation to help preserve our nation’s most precious natural, historical, recreational, and cultural treasures.
April 16-22, 2023
Each year, we celebrate National Volunteer Week to recognize the contributions of our volunteers. National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. Whether online, at the visitor center, or on the trail, doing good in parks comes in many forms, and we recognize and celebrate them all.
Join the celebration:
Thank a volunteer. Are you visiting a national park site during National Volunteer Week? Say thank you to the volunteers you meet.
Share your volunteer experience. Are you a proud volunteer? Share a photo and your volunteer story. Use #NPSVolunteer, #MyParkStory, and #NVW; and tag the park at which you volunteer and @nationalparkservice on Instagram and Facebook or @NatlParkService on Twitter.
You can make our great places better. Become a VIP and volunteer with us today!
Also Happening This Week
APRIL 20-28, 2023
National Park Week
Join a nationwide celebration of all things "parks"! Find out what's happening and how you can join the fun.
APRIL 22, 2023
It's all connected. Join a global celebration and effort to protect our planet— and our national parks—for future generations to also enjoy.
APRIL 22, 2023
Park Rx Day
Prescribe yourself a trip to national parks for your health! Learn the benefits and what you can do for physical and mental wellness.
Last updated: April 20, 2023