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How to Become a National Park Service Volunteer

How to Become a National Park Service Volunteer

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).

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