Protecting the Park for Future Generations
Join a dedicated community of Yosemite enthusiasts, as you work together to preserve and protect the park. Our elite work-project teams are led by National Park Service rangers, in cooperation with Yosemite Conservancy and Yosemite Hospitality, LLC, improving habitats throughout the park.
Projects have varying fitness levels, often requiring physically demanding work. Crews of up to 15 volunteers share a group campsite and are provided with three hearty meals a day, as well as a commemorative T-shirt. Participants generally work 6–8 hours, 4 days per week, with a day off mid-week. Due to the program’s popularity, we often receive more applicants than we can accommodate.
Work Week Fee
There is a $200 fee to help cover the cost of the program.
Yosemite is a dynamic place with unpredictable weather and natural conditions. While work week projects are planned to accomplish specific goals, they could be modified or cancelled by the National Park Service at any time.
All 2016 opportunities are filled. Check the website in January for 2017 volunteer opportunities.
Become a Donor to Participate
Work week participation is exclusively for Yosemite Conservancy donors who make a minimum donation of $25 during the year in which they apply to volunteer. By donating, you support the Conservancy’s work throughout the park and receive great benefits.