Volunteer in Kentucky State Parks!

As a volunteer you are a vital part of our Kentucky State Parks operation and each year more than 500 dedicated volunteers assist at a variety of capacities. Apply now and don't forget to check out the list of Kentucky State Parks Friends Groups for more volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities

Meets and welcomes park visitors. Answers questions, gives directions and park related information including a history of the park and area.

Campground Host
Provides assistance and information to campers, registers campers & provides some custodial services.

Clerical Assistant
Provides typing, filing and answers phones, operates cash register and can work in sales area.

Food Service Attendant
Assists park staff with the delivery of food items to park guests. May require a food handler’s permit.

General Maintenance
Provides services to the park grounds and facilities, including custodial services.

Golf Course Volunteer
Provides services as a golf course attendant or as in golf maintenance. Monitors and controls plays on golf course, cart attendants, driving range attendants, general maintenance and pro shop work. OR assists the green keepers in maintaining the greens, fairways and golf course in general. Assists in minor repairs and cleaning of golf carts, equipment, etc.

Provides park grounds with improvements in planting, painting, repairs and some custodial services.

Cares for plantings, designs and cares for flower/plant material arrangements. Assists with creating and maintaining flower beds, gardens and care for trees and other plant species.

Takes slides, photographs, digital photographs or videos of park facilities, special events and recreational activities.

Program Specialist
Provides special guest programs such as recreational, interpretive or historical demonstrations.

Assists in research projects and/or data collection in historical, natural or other areas of the park operation.

Resource Steward
Provides research data, field notes and information about natural areas of the park.

Tour Guide / Docent
Conducts interpretive tours/talks at historical buildings, museums or other park features.

Trails Steward
Provides routine maintenance and works on new trail construction.

Volunteer Benefits

  • Benefits are available at all state parks during the term of service of a volunteer.
  • Two free pool passes.
  • Discount at park gift shops.
  • Discount at park dining rooms.
  • Use of certain recreational facilities on the park.
  • Campground hosts receive one free campsite in the park campground during the duration of service. *
  • Golf course attendants receive certain golf privileges.


*To be eligible for these benefits you must work a minimum of ten (10) hours each week. Campground hosts must work a minimum of thirty (30) hours each week.

Volunteer Opportunities