Sharing Your Passion with Visitors
Visitor information volunteers spend a month in the park assisting visitors and sharing their love of Yosemite.
Most volunteers work approximately 30 hours per week with time off to explore the park.
They enjoy free camping at group campsites in Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows, or Wawona, a 30% discount on books and educational materials sold at Yosemite Conservancy bookstores, and discounts from the park concessionaire in various locations.
Our volunteers assist visitors at these locations:
- Information Booths and a Yurt: Assisting with visitor inquires about the park, providing safety information, and promoting Yosemite Conservancy programs
- Happy Isles Nature Center: Providing information in this family-oriented Nature Center in Happy Isles near the John Muir Trail trailhead
- Yosemite Museum Gallery: Acting as a docent, opening exhibits, and greeting visitors to the museum
- Yosemite Art and Education Center: Assisting art teachers
- Visitor Center: Providing hiking information
- Yosemite Theater: Assisting with evening performances
- Information Booth: Assisting with visitor inquires about the park and Yosemite Conservancy programs
- Outdoor Adventure Campground: Welcoming and orienting Yosemite Outdoor Adventure participants
- Parsons Memorial Lodge: Greeting and orienting visitors as well as assisting with cultural events in this historic building
- Olmsted Point: Greeting visitors and providing a telescopic view of hikers on the Half Dome cables
- Mariposa Grove and Museum: Sharing information and inspiration about the sequoia grove and acting as a docent in the museum
If you would like to participate in this program, look for the posting of 2014 opportunities, FAQs and online registration in January. The Conservancy determines its volunteer schedule in collaboration with the National Park Service and Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts. Information will be available here once the schedule has been determined for the 2014 season.
Become a Supporter to Participate
Due to its popularity, this program is restricted to supporters of the Conservancy who donate in the year they apply to the program. Friends of Yosemite make a minimum donation of $25 to support Yosemite Conservancy’s work and receive great benefits in addition to being able to apply to this program.
Find out more by reading our detailed FAQs for the 2013 season: