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 and

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.

Youth Art Teacher Volunteer

Youth Art Teacher Volunteer

Volunteers enjoy a fulfilling experience in Yosemite helping youth explore nature through art workshops


Helping Visitors Enjoy Yosemite

Use your talents to help youth experience Yosemite through our popular art programs. As a volunteer, you provide crucial support to our visitor programs, working hand in hand with our expert staff. 

Our program assistants live in the park for a month and work a 32-hour week with time off to explore the park. They receive on-site training by Yosemite Conservancy and the National Park Service, and enjoy free entrance into the park and camping in group campsites. They also receive a 30 percent discount on books and educational materials sold at Yosemite Conservancy bookstores, as well as discounts from the park concessioner in various park locations. 

We are now accepting applications for the 2019 season. Please see below for FAQs, a detailed description of the volunteer role and the application form.​

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Youth Art Teacher Schedule:

Arrive Train Depart
July 23, 2019 July 24, 2019 August 27, 2019


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.