Volunteering is a great way to build your resume, explore interesting careers, build networking contacts and try out jobs you are considering. Volunteer work can be listed on a resume and is considered qualifying experience.
Volunteer.gov introduces you to a variety of volunteer opportunities with federal, state and local agencies in locations across the United States. Expand your knowledge, learn new skills and build your network in campgrounds, national parks, research ships and more while helping others discover America's natural and cultural resources.
Learn about featured volunteer opportunities, which might include leading ocean kayak trips in South Texas, assisting visitors at Golden Gate National Park in California or hosting at the Fort Craig Historic Site near Socorro, New Mexico.
Search for volunteer positions in several ways:
- Use the U.S. map to find opportunities with state, city and county natural and cultural resource agencies.
- Search by opportunity types (categories and activities).
- Search by keyword, location, agency, interests and more
Stay informed about the latest events and opportunities in the following ways:
- Visit Volunteer.gov's Facebook page.
- Follow Volunteer.gov's Portal on Twitter.
- Sign up for newsfeeds from the National Park Service, Forest Service and Fish & Wildlife Service.
If you love the outdoors, conservation and U.S. natural resources, consider volunteering to gain experience, learn new skills, network within federal and state agencies and find out about paid positions.
For more information on volunteering or any other aspect of your job search, contact a career coach at 800-342-9647. An additional source of volunteer opportunities is Blue Star Families, which offers volunteer opportunities in support of military families.