The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks and
state recreation lands managed by the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington
State Department of Natural Resources. Individual volunteers who donate 24 hours of service
on agency-approved projects can earn
a complimentary annual pass. Each agency will provide vouchers to volunteers, recording
the number of hours they worked on each project. Volunteers can redeem the vouchers for
the annual Discover Pass. For more information, please visit the Discover Pass
or read the
Frequently Asked Questions
Annual Conference for camp host and friends’ groups
Our Partnerships – Our Future
The Volunteer Program is presenting the 2013 conference, "Our Partnerships – Our Future," for agency-approved
camp hosts and friends' groups. Space is limited to 100 participants. If you are interested in participating in
the conference, please contact the Volunteer Program by calling (360) 902-8583 or send an e-mail to
When: May 13-15, 2013
Where: Cama Beach State Park, Camano Island
Description: The event will give camp hosts and friends’ groups a chance to meet, share experiences
and meet park staff. Participants will receive training and education on agency policies, rules, new programs
(such as the Discover Pass), and how to communicate and work with the public.
Cost: The conference is free to participants. The conference is funded in part by Washington State
Parks, the State Parks Foundation and the State Parks Rangers Association.
Become a State Parks volunteer or host
Volunteers play a vital role in sustaining the treasure that is Washington State Parks,
providing more than 300,000 hours of service each year. Opportunities are available across
the state for a variety of short- and long-term projects.
What do volunteers do? They serve as camp hosts, assist in visitor centers and answer
questions from the public; maintain and restore trails; give museum tours and interpret
history; and provide routine maintenance such as mowing lawns.
Who can be a Washington state volunteer? Individuals, couples, families, school groups,
citizen groups, service organizations and corporations. Anyone can be a Washington State
For more information about the volunteer program, select a link from the left.