Conservation Volunteer Program

Pennsylvania has natural beauty second to none. Click on left-hand links to learn more. Much of that beauty is protected in public lands set aside for every citizen to enjoy. In our 116 state parks and 2.1 million acres of forest land, visitors can experience the best of what Pennsylvania has to offer: biking along pristine streams; picnicking near tree-lined lakes; hiking through forest cathedrals; searching for birds in protected natural areas; and countless other recreational and educational adventures.

Imagine being able to say that you played a role in helping enhance our bountiful natural lands. Well, you can. Through the Conservation Volunteer program at the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), you can don your work clothes and help build a trail, plant a flower garden, teach a group of students about wildlife, or welcome visitors to "your" campground.

Pennsylvania's public lands need your help. After all, these are your lands. With your help, Pennsylvania's state parks and state forests will continue to provide benefits for many years to come.