What is a State Parks Volunteer?
Camp Host - Park Resident Volunteers:
Camp Hosts receive a campsite (with utility hookups where available) and hands-on training by experienced park staff. In exchange for a commitment of 24 hours a week per provided campsite is required. A two-month term of service is strongly encouraged. Schedules are flexible based on the parks needs and volunteer availability.
Community or Day Volunteers:
These volunteers citizens of a nearby community or are visiting one of our state parks. Day Volunteers can perform a variety of different jobs and will receive mentorship and training from our qualified park staff.
Individuals, couples, organized clubs, scout
troops, or other groups who contribute to one-time projects or events, or
ongoing as needed. Group leaders are advised to contact the Park Coordinator,
to arrange logistics, at least two weeks in advance. Youth (under age 18) must
have prior written consent from a parent or legal guardian.
- Campground Hosts
- Visitor Center Associates
- Maintenance Volunteers
- Interpretive Assistants
- Boating Safety Instructors
- Special Events Volunteers
- Archaeology Site Stewards
- Presentation and Tour Guides
You Can Make a Difference!
New Mexico's 35 State Parks offer year-round
natural wonders, historic sites, interpretive and educational programs and
recreational activities. Join the growing number of State Park volunteers who
make a difference, and play a vital role in preserving and maintaining the
quality of experience our visitors have come to expect. Find your NICHE and
share your knowledge, experience, and skills with park staff, visitors, and
How to Become a State Parks Volunteer
Applications are available on-line, and can be completed and submitted electronically, printed in PDF format, or requested by mail or fax through the Statewide Volunteer Program Coordinator and/or any of the New Mexico State Parks. Applications can be mailed or faxed to:
(pdf) - Print, Complete, Mail/Fax
Placement selection is based on park needs, volunteer experience, park availability, and volunteer preferences. An applicant's ability to be flexible will greatly increase the effectiveness of timely placement.
Once an application has been submitted, applicants are
encouraged to contact the Parks Volunteer Coordinator or the Manager/Superintendent directly
regarding availability and opportunities. For more program information please contact the Statewide Volunteer
David Certain at: davidL.firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details please contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator or the New Mexico State Parks directly.
We look forward to having you join our team!