Each year, hundreds of thousands of people volunteer with the National Park Service (NPS) through the Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program. A diverse group, NPS volunteers have varying ages, abilities, skills, and knowledge. Volunteer commitments vary with some individuals participating once a year as part of a large group (think a sponsored clean-up) or may invest large amounts of personal time (multiple days a week).
“Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest.” – Peace Pilgram