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Volunteer Program

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In 2021, we announced our new Volunteer Program. Comanaged by the Foundation and NPS, the program builds upon the existing Volunteers-in-Parks program at Gateway Arch National Park and encompasses Foundation-related work, as well.

In 2022, the program welcomed 192 volunteers, an increase of nearly 85% over 2021. We also saw a 300% increase in corporate and community group days of service, from three groups in 2021 to 12 groups in 2022.

Volunteers in 2022 donated 4,905 hours over 992 shifts. Volunteer work completed included both one-time and recurring opportunities in landscaping and groundskeeping, museum interpretation and education, event services, development and communications, administration and more.

Our program provides options for people of all ages, abilities and interests to participate, offering unique opportunities for individuals and groups of all kinds, including corporate, school, youth and clubs.

Our volunteer manager also engages volunteers with monthly email newsletters, fun outings to historic sites, and happy hours to explore the venues St. Louis has to offer.

Learn about how our volunteers contribute to park sustainability

Boy Scout Volunteers
Volunteers at riverfront
Volunteer at Blues at the Arch 2022
Corporate Volunteers
National Park Week Riverfront Clean-up group 2023
Volunteer at Blues at the Arch 2022