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GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATES

We are Glacier National Park's only all-volunteer, non-profit park partner

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATES

We are Glacier National Park's only all-volunteer, non-profit park partner

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

WELCOME FRIENDS!

The Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates is a non-profit, all volunteer official park partner with no paid staff. Our volunteer efforts highlight our primary purpose—“to bring together people interested in the proper care, protection, management and preservation of Glacier National Park.”


 

CURRENT NEWS

2023 - GNPVA Speakers Series Presenters Announced
Learn more about the 2023 Speaker Series, all presentations are Free and open to the Public (Read More)

2022 GNPVA Fall Newsletter
Read the 2022 GNPVA Spring Newsletter (Read More)

2022 - GNPVA Volunteer Appreciation Gathering
GNP hosted a volunteer appreciation gathering at Heavens Peak Restaurant on August 25 (Read More)

BACKCOUNTRY RANGER INTERN

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Taggart Schubert Memorial Fund
Backcountry Ranger Intern Program
 

In 1996 GNPVA announced the formation of the Backcountry Ranger Intern program.

The Associates would provide the funds for the salary of a summer intern, while the Park would select the intern and furnish housing, training and uniforms.  Currently, the intern is based at the Walton Ranger Station, but may move to different areas of the backcountry during the summer.
 

 

APGAR NATURE CENTER

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The Apgar Nature Center will Open for the 2023 Season
Learn about Glacier National Park at the informative Apgar Nature Center!

The Nature Center will be entering its twelfth summer season in 2023 of being open six hours a day, seven days a week. This is largely due to the efforts of GNPVA volunteers who staff the Center and coordinate the volunteers.

GNPVA volunteers are always welcome to join the staff of the Apgar Nature Center.

 

OUR MISSION

The Mission of the Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates (GNPVA) is to help the Park Service accomplish its goals in Glacier National Park.

OUR WORK

We are Glacier National Park's only all-volunteer, non-profit park partner.

The Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates is a non-profit, all volunteer official park partner with no paid staff. Our volunteer efforts highlight our primary purpose—“to bring together people interested in the proper care, protection, management and preservation of Glacier National Park.



The GNPVA contributes funds and/or labor in the following areas:

 

  • Visitor Center
  • Transit Center
  • Apgar Nature Center
  • Native Plant Nursery
  • Backcountry Permit Office
  • Campground Hosts
  • Backcountry Ranger Patrols
  • River Patrols
  • Bike Patrol
  • Hidden Lake Overlook Goat Patrol Project
  • VIP Uniform Preparation
  • Backcountry Ranger Intern
  • Hawkwatch Project
  • Citizen Science Projects
  • Research Projects
  • Trail Maintenance
  • Restoration of Historic Buildings
  • Construction, painting, site cleanup
  • Administrative Assistance
  • Artist in Residence Cabin Maintenance
  • Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Inspections