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Volunteer Opportunities Abound at State Parks & Cultural Resources!

State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails (SPHS&T)

Ashley Rooney
Youth & Volunteer Coordinator
2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-6560

By being a volunteer in Wyoming State Parks & Historic Sites YOU can make a difference by getting involved in stewardship of Wyoming's rich natural resources and historic treasures! With your personal expertise and skill sets, you can contribute to a variety of positions that are necessary to maintain and preserve Wyoming's cultural and natural resources. Different types of commitment and degrees of service are offered.

Throughout the year we have positions available for:
  • Docents/Interpreters
  • Maintenance
  • Carpentry
  • Historical Research
  • Special Events
  • Curation (processing and maintaining collections at museums and historic sites)
  • Customer Service
  • Education
The months of May to September we have Camp Host openings throughout our system. Camp Hosts receive a free camping spot in exchange for their time. We require a two month minimum commitment. Contact Ashley Rooney for availability. Positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Trails play a large part in our system’s recreational opportunities. Trail building and maintenance occurs throughout the summer months, but four Trail Volunteer Days are offered each year. For more information, contact Paul Gritten, the Non-motorized Trails Coordinator.

To volunteer at State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails, apply here . Access the Volunteer Handbook here PDF . Contact Ashley Rooney with questions or for more information.

Wyoming State Museum

Nathan Doerr
Curator of Education & Volunteer Liaison
2301 Central Avenue, 1st Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-7021

The Wyoming State Museum Volunteers Inc. currently has about 40 members who work to support the Wyoming State Museum in fulfilling its statewide role to collect, care for, exhibit, and interpret its collection. Volunteers also undertake independent projects complementing the Museum’s objectives and enhancing the state’s cultural heritage.

By volunteering at the Wyoming State Museum, you may:
  • Work behind the scenes
  • Learn from museum professionals
  • Meet people from all over the world
  • Select weekday or Saturday shifts
  • Share your knowledge and interests
Most commonly, Wyoming State Museum volunteers greet guests, inform them of special museum exhibits and events, and answer their questions. Volunteer opportunities are also available in Archives, Collections, and Education; however, these openings are on an as-needed basis. The museum's volunteer liaison would be happy to meet with you to discuss your particular interests and skills in regards to possible openings. You may contact Nathan Doerr, Curator of Education and Volunteer Liaison, for more information.

To volunteer with the Wyoming State Museum Volunteers, Inc., click here.

Why Volunteer?

Because you have a special set of skills and knowledge to share with others! People volunteer their time for a variety of reasons. It gives us a good feeling to pay it forward through helping others and by giving back to our communities, visitors, and state. Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources is a quality of life agency, and by representing us through your volunteerism, you are enhancing someone’s life experience through education, conservation and preservation! Thank you for all that you do!

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Sharing your knowledge and experience with others
  • Meeting new people
  • Developing new skills
  • Learning something new about yourself, your community, and Wyoming
  • Option of being covered by Worker’s Compensation