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Volunteers In Parks Program Information

Read More About this Exciting Program!


The California State Parks Volunteers in Parks Program (VIPP) is coordinated by the Interpretation and Education Division in Sacramento Headquarters and facilitated by many state park staff throughout our 280 park units. 

To read about the program, you may open any of the links below. 

VIPP Guidelines 2012 

Host Handbook 2012 

Appendices for VIPP Guidelines and Host Handbook

Volunteer Application

For more information about the management of the VIPP program,
email the Volunteers in Parks Program Coordinator Ellen Clark at

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 presentation or to place an image of a 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 Victoria Yturralde
at (916) 653-9945 or

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