NPS Supervision of Volunteers Learning Plan
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Beyond the Learning Plan
Additional resources for Volunteers & Volunteer Managers
Volunteer Contacts by Region
Volunteer Landing Page on InsideNPS
Information, resources and tools related to Volunteer Program Management
The National Park Service Volunteers-In-Parks Program (VIP) was authorized by Public Law 91-357 enacted in 1970. The primary purpose of the VIP program is to provide a vehicle through which the National Park Service can accept and utilize voluntary help and services from the public. The major objective of the program is to utilize this voluntary help in such a way that is mutually beneficial to the National Park Service and the volunteer.
The National Park Service works hand-in-hand with communities to engage people of all ages and background in meaningful and mutually beneficial volunteer opportunities that support mission operations. WE FACILITATE active, meaningful volunteer and service opportunities which strengthens one’s sense of service to our public lands and to each other.