Volunteer

Roll on up, jump on out and roll up your sleeves. We'll put you to work.

Since 1977, Oregon State Parks volunteers have worked alongside our staff, assisting with many facets of park operations. They've been critical to our success, the excellent customer service we're so known for, and the reputation we enjoy as an outstanding park system.

Not only that, but volunteers get the chance to get up close and personal with some of Oregon's greatest, most special places.

Ways to volunteer

Whatever rocks your world, consider the possibilities!  You can volunteer as an individual, part of a group, with your family - whatever works best for you.  And you can spend as much or as little time as you want.  Our job is to match you to the location and opportunity of your choice. 

Join our growing network of valued park volunteers. It might just be the best decision you ever made.

Why volunteer

Sure, volunteers are motivated by many, many things, but ultimately, people want to be part of something they value. Here are some reasons we often hear:

Benefits of volunteering

Along with the appreciation you receive from staff and visitors and your own personal sense of satisfaction, here are some of the benefits you can enjoy at many of the parks:

Other Ways to Contribute

We enjoy many public/private partnerships where we collaborate with neighbors, schools and businesses in our Oregon communities.  These arrangements help us work more efficiently and give volunteers a sense of pride and investment in their local parks.

Volunteers support our partners - partners in turn, support projects in state parks across the state. You can become an Adopt-a-Park partner and assist us with the maintenance and operation of your favorite park.

Or you can join one of our 14 non-profit Cooperative Associations whose efforts raise awareness and appreciation for the protection and preservation of these beautiful, diverse properties.

How to apply: Complete a Volunteer Application

What’s available: Search for volunteer opportunities here.

Check out our Volunteer FAQ for even more information.

Contact us: Please send us an email at vol.info@oregon.gov, or leave a message on our toll-free Volunteer Hotline at 877-225-9803.