Work Week Volunteers
Work Week volunteers work with National Park Service staff on projects throughout Yosemite. This program is sponsored cooperatively by Yosemite Conservancy, the National Park Service, and Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Yosemite.
During the 2013 season in Yosemite Valley, our volunteer teams will restore California black oak groves as well as the ecological environment surrounding Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, survey and treat invasive plants, build picnic tables, and improve campgrounds. In the Tuolumne Meadows area, our teams will obliterate social trails, restore subalpine meadows, and improve both meadow hydrology and wildlife habitat.
This challenging program requires volunteers to perform physically demanding work outdoors. The return is the satisfaction of making a positive impact in the park while enjoying a week of spectacular scenery and campsite camaraderie. Be sure to read the Frequently Asked Questions for the Work Week Program.
Yosemite is a dynamic place with unpredictable weather conditions. While Work Week projects are planned to accomplish specific goals, they could be modified by the National Park Service at any time.
Teams of up to fifteen volunteers share a group camp and are provided with three hearty meals a day. Participants generally work 6-8 hours, 4 days per week, with a day off mid-week.
This is a very popular and rewarding program and we receive more applicants than we can accommodate.
Work Week/Weekend Fees
There is a $200 work week fee for each participant to help cover the cost of the program. The fee for a three-day work weekend is $75 and a four-day work weekend is $125 for each participant.
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