Volunteers In Parks Program Information

The Volunteers in Parks Program (VIPP) in California State Parks is coordinated by the Interpretation and Education Division and carried out by many state park staff throughout our more than 275 park units.  For more information about the program, open the VIPP Guidelines link below. 

VIPP Guidelines 2012 LOW 032112.pdf

Camp and Park Host Handbook 2012 LOW 032112.pdf

Appendices for VIPP Guidelines and Host Handbook

Camp and Park Host Standards of Conduct

Volunteers in Parks Program 2012 Annual Report

Volunteers in Parks Program 2011 Annual Report.pdf

Volunteers in Parks Program 2010 Annual Report_06.16.2011.pdf

VIPP Template 2013.xls

Volunteer Application

For more information about the management of the VIPP program, contact program coordinator Margo Cowan at (916) 653-8819 or mcowan@parks.ca.gov.

Volunteer Recruitment Panels

The images below are linked to high-resolution Adobe Acrobat files of three different panels developed for recruiting volunteers.  These files can be printed on standard size paper (8.5 x 11) and copied for distribution or mounted for presentation.  To use a panel in an electronic slide (PowerPoint) presentation or to place an image of panel on a web site, simply right-click the image of the panel you want below, click Save Picture As, save it to your computer, and insert it into the slide show or link to your web site as you would any other image.

To have these panels printed at larger sizes, contact Margo Cowan at (916) 653-8819 or mcowan@parks.ca.gov.

Volunteer Recruitment Panel-General Interest

Volunteer Recruitment Panel-Nature Interest

Volunteer Recruitment Panel-History Interest

Need a low resolution version of a panel (not suitable for printing) to link to a web site?  Use the files below.

General Interest Panel

Nature Interest Panel

History Interest Panel

VIPP 2013 Annual Report Template

2013 VIPP Annual Report Template

2013 VIPP Annual Report Template