As you can see by our packed calendar at the top of this page, there are many, many opportunities to volunteer in the month of July! When it's 97 degrees in the lowlands, come up where it's cool. When it's dry in Tacoma, come up and help us out at Paradise or Sunrise where they still have 9 feet of snow on the ground! When it's cloudy in Seattle, come on up into the sunshine in the land above the clouds!
Enough advertising. Here's a quick summary of the volunteer opportunities coming up in the next few weeks:
- July 2: Trail of the Shadows trail repair
- July 3: Longmire Campground restoration
- July 4: Join the Eatonville Parade!
- July 4-6: Ohanapecosh Visitor Assistance: July 4, July 5, or July 6
- July 4-6: Sunrise Visitor Assistance: July 4, July 5, or July 6
- July 4-6: Huckleberry Creek trail repair with WTA: July 4, July 5, or July 6
- July 11-13: Glacier Basin trail repair with WTA: July 11, July 12, or July 13
- July 11 or 19: Soundscape Monitoring Project information session: July 11 or July 19
- July 12: Westside Road exotics removal drop-in project
- July 12-13: Wilderness First Aid training
- July 18-20: White River Entrance trail repair with WTA: July 18, July 19, or July 20
- July 19: Revegetation and Exotics Removal with the Mount Rainier National Park Associates (pictured above)
- July 22: SCA Alumni Project
- July 22-26: Stevens Canyon Wonderland Trail reroute
- July 26-27: Wilderness First Aid training
- August 14-17: Wilderness Advanced First Aid training
- September 7-14: Wilderness First Responder training
As you can see, there's a project for every interest!
Want to get a good workout? Join one of the Washington Trails Association projects.
Something more appropriate for families? Help maintain the Trail of the Shadows, or contribute toward our Longmire Campground restoration. With your help, we'll be ready to use this site for camping by volunteers next year. Have you ever wanted to walk in a parade? Show up to walk with us in Eatonville for the 4th of July! We'll be featuring our "Green" efforts this year.
Want to meet other volunteers? Join the Mount Rainier National Park Associates for their July project!
Do you like science? Learn more about an exciting program we're starting to monitor natural and human-influenced soundscapes in the park.
Only have a little bit of time? Join us for all or part of the day to remove exotic plant species along the Westside Road.
Want to get away from it all? Come along for a full week in the backcountry with the Mount Rainier Recovery Corps!
Looking for personal development? Sign up for one of our wilderness medicine training courses, sponsored by Boeing Corporation and the Student Conservation Association!