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Have you ever held a tiny hummingbird in your hand? Would you like to be that volunteer scientist or assistant in the picture? Then come out and assist Arizona State Parks and her partners in hummingbird research at Sonoita Creek State Natural Area (SCSNA) adjacent to Patagonia Lake State Park in southeastern Arizona. Learn More
The Northern Mexican gartersnakes (Thamnophis eques megalops) is a unique species of snake that was once found in marsh, river, and cienega habitats throughout Arizona and southern New Mexico. However, this snake has declined throughout its range, and the Verde Valley of Arizona represents one of its last strongholds in the US. Researchers and students from Northern Arizona University will be surveying for Mexican Gartersnakes at Dead Horse Ranch State Park and other areas of the Verde Valley in 2012 and 2013. Not only are we interested in documenting the population size, we also hope to find large adults and implant them with radio-transmitters, in an effort to understand how they use the landscape. Learn More
The Research, Inventory and Monitoring (RIM) Program is looking for help. Learn More
Currently being updated to JAN 2014! The Projected On-Site Openings grids are being updated by parks now. Before applying for a specific time period, check out the current openings by month. Learn More
Arizona State Park employees’ work hard to provide a wide range of recreational and educational opportunities for our visitors every day, but their efforts alone are not enough. Arizona State Parks needs your help to ensure that our resources are protected, our amenities are at their best, and that our visitors enjoy an unforgettable experience!
Explore our programs below to learn more about volunteer opportunities. You may now complete your application online! Or register online for a specific Service Project or Event.
Arizona State Parks has many different ways for you to donate your time and talents. Browse through the following volunteer program areas — we know you will find something that excites you! And remember to Sign Up for the Volunteer Newsletter.
Do you enjoy fundraising? Are you passionate about finding support for Arizona State Parks? New Friends groups have been forming, join up! Learn More
Do you live in a community near an Arizona State Park? Would you like to help us for a few hours a week? Learn More
Do you travel in your RV? Would you like to live at a park and volunteer? Learn More
Would you like to participate in one day projects and events around the state? Would your group like to support Arizona State Parks? Learn More
Do you have an interest in archaeology? Would you like to help preserve archaeological sites around the State? Learn More
Do you have an advanced degree in biology, ecology or related fields? Would you like to participate in research, inventory and monitoring projects? Learn More
Do you like to ride Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs) in Arizona? Do you want to promote a Positive image of OHV recreation in Arizona? Learn More
Are you a Re-Enactor? Do you enjoy participating in authenic living history presentations and demonstrations? Learn More
Anyone willing to share their interests and abilities to improve the parks in their community! Volunteers are people who experience a sense of accomplishment and a renewal from volunteering.
We encourage all volunteers to stay connected to what's happening in the Arizona State Parks Volunteer Program by signing up for the emailed Volunteer Voice Newsletter. You may also read current and past issues online.
Parks Volunteer Support Team
On-Site Volunteer Support Team
Projected On-Site Volunteer Openings
Foundation & Friends Groups
If you have something to offer beyond our listed programs or have other comments or questions please contact:
Nicole Armstrong-Best, ASP Volunteer Resources Specialist
1300 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 542-7152
Ladies Victorian Dress Workshop. On January 31, 2009, Park Ranger Terri Leverton, Interpretive Education Planner Barbie Hart and Volunteer Kelly Gaston presented a Ladies Victorian Dress Workshop. We had over 25 people, from all over the Verde Valley attend the workshop and one person from as far away as Silver City, New Mexico. We gained several new volunteers as a result of the workshop as well. Living History is the art of costumed interpretation and involves a commitment of time and knowledge.
The workshop discussed Ladies Victorian Fashion from 1870–1890. From undergarments and dresses to accessories such as cloaks, gloves, hats, jewelry, shoes, stockings and hairstyles. From working class, middle class to upper class.
This was be a basic class. There is a tremendous amount of clothing to cover. People in the field of fashion spend years studying and learning fashion. Female fashion is complex, with materials, fashion change, and large amounts of under garments, not to mention the accessories. We are pleased to be offering this opportunity to polish our skills and present the best programs possible. You don’t have to dress up to attend. Thanks to everyone who attended. We hope to continue these kinds of workshops, including hands-on workshops in which we can make dresses and undergarments to be used at the park. We are looking at possibly offering a workshop on dresses worn by the women of the Yavapai and Apache tribes. (A volunteer's grandmother may allow us to view her historic clothing to give us further insight into the Yavapai and Apache culture encompassing the Verde Valley area.)