Catalina Volunteer Opportunities
Campground Hosts, like Volunteer John Bennett, live on site at the park for part of the year and support park operations, including greeting campers and helping them find a site.
Catalina State Park offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. The park is located in a beautiful natural area on the northwest side of Tucson, AZ. with all the nearby amenities and cultural attractions of a large southwestern city. Tucson is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the sun-belt.
To inquire about volunteer opportunities please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.
Campground hosts reside in the campgrounds for periods of three to six months and support the operation of the park. In addition to greeting campers and assisting them in finding their sites, hosts are the rangers’ eyes and ears. They inform visitors of rules and regulations and at times enforce these rules and regulations. Hosts also perform scheduling and training for custodial tasks in restroom and shower facilities. Hosts are provided a free campsite with water and electric hookups for their own RV.
Campground maintenance personnel reside in the campgrounds for periods of three to six months. This position supports the park by performing routine custodial tasks in restroom and shower facilities two to three days a week. This position requires a very flexible schedule on these days. Campground maintenance personnel are provided a free campsite with water and electric hookups for their own RV.
Maintenance Volunteer Bill Hupp helps rangers keep up with weed control. Volunteers help with a variety of crucial tasks at this beautiful park north of Tuscon.
The next three positions do not reside in the park. They are typically full or part time residents of the community.
Visitor Services Volunteers:
Visitor services volunteers work in the visitor center/ranger station a minimum of 4 hours a week, sometimes shoulder-to-shoulder with the ranger staff. They collect fees and issue park permits, provide information about the park and local vicinity, and transact gift shop sales.
Gift Shop Volunteers:
Gift shop volunteers work in the Trail Head gift shop a minimum of 4 hours a week, providing information about the park trails and transact gift shop sales. (This position is seasonal and may only be available on weekends depending on time of year and necessity.)
Maintenance Volunteers (Bathrooms):
Maintenance services volunteers support the park by performing a variety of upkeep and development tasks. This might include building maintenance, pruning, mowing, painting, trail maintenance and much more. Especially helpful, but not necessary, are experience in plumbing, electrical, carpentry, welding and landscape maintenance.
Sarah Corning, Park Ranger
phone: (520) 628-5798
ASP Volunteer Programs
Visit the Volunteer Program Home Page or Start Online Volunteer Application
Parks Volunteer On-Site Volunteer Service Projects Site Stewards R.I.M. Project OHV Ambassadors Friends Groups Historical Re-Enactors
The mission of this group is “To solicit funds and mobilize public support for projects and activities at Catalina State Park in Tucson, Arizona." If you hike, cycle, or ride the park trails .If you hike, cycle, or ride the park trails … If you enjoy the nature programs with the live snakes, gila monsters and other wild animals … If you enjoy the park’s boulder terrain and mountain vistas … If you want to continue the education programs that hundreds of elementary school children enjoy … Please join us in supporting our park!
Friends of Catalina State Park
11570 N Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85737
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