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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

Glacier Boat - GNVPA

2021 Speaker Series
On March 22, Jeff Mow, Superintendent of Glacier National Park gave an eye opening and detailed acco... (Read More)

2021 January, February, March - Winter Intern
Winter Intern, Frank Jacobs, submitted his journal to give us a close up view of his daily activitie... (Read More)

2021 Speaker Series - Glacier Park Boat Company
James Hackethorn, Interpretation Manager for Glacier Park Boat Company gave a fascinating presentati... (Read More)

BACKCOUNTRY RANGER INTERN

GNPVA

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

GNPVA

The Apgar Nature Center is

CLOSED FOR THE 2020 SEASON

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

The Nature Center is entering its tenth summer season 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