Become a Volunteer at Mount St Helens!

Volunteer at Mount St. Helens

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So much of what visitors to Mount St. Helens enjoy is made possible through the outstanding work of dedicated volunteers.  The Mount St. Helens NVM and Mount St. Helens Institute work together to train and manage hundreds of volunteers who provide a range of services, from maintaining trails to giving interpretive talks to monitoring the climbing route.  No matter your age, ability, interest, or availability, there's an opportunity for you!  Visit the links below for more information on the different volunteer opportunities.

  • Conservation Corps Program
    • Trail work projects, facility repair, bridge construction and invasive species removal.
  • Volcano Volunteer Program
    • Lead hikes, guide school groups, and share information with the public at Mount St. Helens Visitor Centers.
  • Mountain Stewards Program
    • Assist climbers up and down the mountain, provide biological and geological information, and scout trails.
  • Campground Host Program
    • Provide information for campers, maintain campground facilities, and share history about the area.
  • Summer Internship Program
    • For 3rd and 4th year college students interested in teaching youth, leading climbs, assisting the public or working on trails.

Other volunteer opportunities include:

  • One day or weekend long work parties
  • Special event volunteer
  • Office support volunteer
  • Corporate volunteer group
  • Youth or service group volunteer day
  • Volunteer Vacation

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Get Involved!

Visit the Mount St. Helens Institute website to learn more about the many volunteer opportunities at Mount St. Helens.

Contact Us: Volunteer Contact