The Volunteer Stewardship Program
The Volunteer Stewardship Program assists the National Park Service by supporting volunteer activities. There are several opportunities for volunteer stewards to provide an extension to the parks “boots on ground” philosophy to enhance the visitor’s experience and protect the parks' resources.
For more information on volunteer opportunities contact NPS.
Volunteer opportunities include:
Cultural and Historic Resource Monitoring – Site Stewardship
Volunteers assist Cultural Resources' staff with monitoring and documenting archaeological sites located in the four national parks of southeast Utah. The stewards will monitor their assigned sites for impacts and provide important data that allow Cultural Resources' staff to maintain an on-going log of natural or human-caused changes.
Watch a news story on the Site Stewardship Program: Environmental "guardian angels."
Volunteers are assigned specific trails within one of the four National Parks in southeast Utah. They will monitor their assigned trail to ensure the trails are properly marked, look for any hazardous issues, and to interact with visitors.
Volunteers assist NPS Natural Resources staff with invasive weed removal in Arches and Canyonlands. Volunteers will work closely with staff to identify and remove a variety of invasive weeds including ripgut brome, puncture vine, Russian thistle, tamarisk, and Russian olive.
Volunteers may be asked to participate in special park projects and events as needed. On occasion, the National Park Service conducts special events such as the Arches Quarter Release and Public Lands Day. There may also be an opportunity to participate in one-time projects in which the park will need extra helping hands to assist in the completion of the project.