Delaware State Parks is still accepting applications for internships, campground hosts, Veterans Conservation Corps and the Youth Conservation Corps beginning in June 2020. As part of precautions against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Delaware State Parks is implementing safeguards consistent with guidance from State and Federal health agencies. We currently intend to operate services during the summer of 2020; however, our summer services could necessitate changes up to and including cancellation of these summer positions, contingent of the status of the COVID-19 outbreak.
We understand that your ability to work may change based on your circumstances, and we ask you to notify us as soon as possible if your status changes. We will contact those selected with updates on decisions that impact your service as soon as such information becomes available.
Candidates are encouraged to check for updates frequently for program status updates by visiting this page or by emailing DNREC_HelpYourPark@delaware.gov. For more information about Delaware State Parks' response to COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 page
It is a tremendous task to manage, protect and interpret the natural and cultural resources entrusted to Delaware State Parks. Our hardworking staff relies on dedicated volunteers like you to help fulfill that mission!
YOU can make a difference – become a Delaware State Parks Volunteer
DE State Parks offers a variety of flexible volunteer opportunities that can meet your schedule and interests including, among others:
To Learn more and to see what’s available at your Favorite Park or where Special Volunteer Activities are taking place: Click Here
Find enjoyable and rewarding volunteer activities statewide fit your schedule – whether a few hours event or on-going opportunity.
Let us help plan your team’s service project! From as few as 5 to as many as hundreds, volunteer groups can make a big impact in our parks.
Only have a few hours or want flexibility on when you can volunteer?
Prescheduled Outdoor and Special event Volunteer Activities statewide.Great for Individuals and groups up to 20 participants – including businesses, schools and universities, civic organizations, families, military, faith communities, individuals.
For qualified students and career-focused graduates looking to join our Internship Program for academic credit or personal growth. We offer practical work experience and valuable training in the many and varied careers in the State Park system. Stipend, housing, supplemental insurance available.
Share your love of the parks and camping!
Long-term volunteers who combine camping in their own RV with volunteering and receive who receive a free campsite and utilities while serving in Delaware State Parks.
Join one of 15 non-profit Friends organizations of outstanding community volunteers who want to contribute ideas, energy and abilities to help the environmental, cultural, historic, educational and recreational features of their favorite park.
A variety of ways for young people to engaged and make a difference- During school or During the summer:
Make Money. Make Friends. Make a Difference.
Serving on a team in the Delaware Conservation Corps will help you grow as a person, develop skills you never knew you had and help turn your summer job into a great outdoor adventure!
The Delaware State Parks .T.R.E.C.(Trails, Recreation, Exploration, Conservation) program offers volunteer work-based learning in Delaware State Park locations throughout the school year for all high school students with an interest in environmental stewardship or conservation. The program seeks to engage Delaware students in meaningful, hands-on park projects as a means of connecting academic work with practical job readiness skills in a real-world workplace environment.
Delaware State Parks offer badge programs, volunteer projects and many recreation opportunities for Boy and Girl Scouts of all ages at various sites across the state.
There are many reasons why volunteers choose to make a difference in Delaware State Parks.
While yours motivations may be as unique as the different opportunities to volunteer, there is a framework that determines what is required to volunteer. For more information about what it takes to be a volunteer in Delaware State Parks, please see our Delaware State Parks Volunteer Code
Ready to begin a new and exciting activity? One that will benefit not only you, but countless other visitors to Delaware's State Parks?
Join our team in Delaware's State Parks!