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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

GNPVA Volunteer Day, AIR Cabin, Intern Check Presented
GNPVA volunteers have been busy, Volunteer Day May 18, We had a nice turnout for our annual meeting. (Read More)

2024 GNPVA Spring Newsletter
Read the 2024 GNPVA Spring Newsletter (Read More)

2024 Winter Intern - Jackson George
A synopsis of the work from this years Winter Wilderness Intern, Jackson George. (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.

In 2018, the Schubert family approached the park and GNPVA with the idea of fully funding a second backcountry ranger intern, for years to come. Because of increased visitation to the park during the winter, park staff felt it important to add to their presence in the backcountry from December through March, so the second intern, a Backcountry Winter Wilderness Ranger Intern began work in 2019, the salary of this intern is paid by the Schuberts, through the Memorial Fund.
 

 

APGAR NATURE CENTER

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The Apgar Nature Center
Learn about Glacier National Park at the informative Apgar Nature Center!

The Nature Center entered 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
  • Visitor Assistance