Become a Volunteer Ranger and help protect Maryland's natural resources! The Volunteer Ranger Program is for people ages 18 and above who want to assist the Department's regular work force in state parks with operations, programs and public service.
Volunteers are trained and provided with uniforms for their jobs once they have completed 40 hours of volunteer service at a state park. For an application and additional information, contact the state park nearest you. Download a copy of the Maryland Park Service Volunteer Ranger Guidelines for more information.
A one-day orientation training helps rangers become acclimated to the state forest and park service. Additional training opportunities, that may include CPR, first aid, search and rescue, and trail stewardship, are offered on a regional basis.
As ambassadors of the state parks, Volunteer Rangers serve a vital role to the public. Thousands of visitors to Maryland's state parks look to Volunteer Rangers for guidance and help.
Here's what Volunteer Rangers are doing in Maryland:
Please check with the Volunteer Coordinator at the state park where you are interested in volunteering. Click here for a list of Volunteer Coordinator contacts by park.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)