Volunteer Program

Volunteers play a vital role in sustaining the treasure that is Washington State Parks, providing more than 250,000 hours of service each year. Opportunities are available across the state for a variety of short- and long-term projects.

Anyone can be a Washington State Parks volunteer, including individuals, couples, families, school groups, citizen groups, service organizations, and corporations.

Camp Hosts Needed
Ever thought about camp hosting at a state park? Hosts assist park staff and perform a variety of tasks depending on the park and the type of host assignment. Hosts receive free camping and hookups in exchange for performing these duties. The following parks are in need of hosts for the busy summer season: Palouse Falls, Lyons Ferry, Cape Disappointment, Ocean City, Moran, Rasar, and Battle Ground Lake. However, we have many more parks to choose from. For a complete list of camp host openings, please view the Camp Host OpportunitiesIf you're interested in hosting, email us or call us at (360) 902-8583.
Upcoming Events
July 5 Beach Cleanup Every July 5, our beaches in Washington are trashed with spent fireworks and other debris. Let's join forces and clean them before it all gets washed into the ocean. From Cape Disappointment to Westport to Moclips, we will make a difference. Register now.

Please note: While at this time, many people are optimistic that the Legislature will meet its June 30 deadline, failure to do so would trigger a statewide shut down of services, including closure of all state parks. Please be aware that this may impact this event. The specific beach registration points that would be closed in the event of a State Parks closure are Copalis at Ocean City, Moclips/Pacific Beach, and Benson Beach at Cape Disappointment.  All other registration points would still be open for the July 5 beach cleanup. 
Beach Cleanup Volunteers