Please note that while Yosemite remains open during the federal government shutdown, services and facilities are very limited, and certain areas of the park are closed. For more information, please refer to the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior: visit www.nps.gov/yose and www.doi.gov/shutdown.

As the impact of the government shutdown continues to be felt, Yosemite Conservancy remains committed to supporting Yosemite National Park.

Click here for more information on the availability of Yosemite Conservancy programs and services during the shutdown.

Visitor Information Assistants

Visitor Information Assistants

Visitor Information Assistant volunteers help visitors connect to Yosemite over the summer months.

 

Sharing Your Passion

Help visitors get the best experience in Yosemite by sharing your park knowledge. Visitor information assistants spend a month helping visitors enjoy Yosemite’s natural, cultural and educational activities in various locales throughout the park. 

 

Most work schedules are 32 hours per week with time off to explore the park. All participants receive online and on-site training. They enjoy free entrance into the park; camping at shared or individual campsites in Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows and Wawona; a 30 percent discount on books and educational materials at Yosemite Conservancy bookstores; and discounts from the park concessionaire in various locations.

 

Our volunteers assist visitors at these locations:

Yosemite Valley 

  • Yosemite Museum  
  • Yosemite Art Center
  • Valley Visitor Center
  • Yosemite Village information booth
  • Happy Isles information booth
  • Day visitor parking lots
  • Shuttle stops

Wawona

  • Mariposa Grove

Tuolumne Meadows (Mid-June to Late Sept)

  • Visitor Center
  • Parsons Lodge
  • Olmsted Point

 

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Become a Donor 

Give back to the park you love! Yosemite Conservancy relies on the generosity of donors to provide for Yosemite’s trails, habitat, wildlife and more including this award-winning volunteer program. By donating, you support the Conservancy’s work throughout the park and receive great benefits.

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