Friends of Mason Neck State Park


Would you like to help to conserve, manage, and protect our nation's natural resources?  Get involved by volunteering at Mason Neck State Park!

What do Mason Neck State Park Volunteers do?

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Assist staff with interpretative programs for the visiting public and groups
  • Taking part in special one-day events (such as clean-ups or the Eagle Festivals)
  • Lead special projects 
  • Performing routine maintenance tasks (such as trail maintenance and clearing)
  • Assist with wildlife and habitat management (such as invasive plant mapping or surveys)
  • Staff the contact station and visitor center
  • Beautify the Park
  • Help visitors find what they need
  • Make nearby communities more aware of the Park's offerings and activities

How much time is required?

You determine your own volunteer time. Volunteers may help a few hours a week or month, during a particular season, or year round.

Who may volunteer?

No special skills are needed to be a Park volunteer. Some opportunities may require on-the-job training. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.


As a volunteer, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing your efforts have enhanced your state park for today and generations to come.  You'll meet new people - ranging from park staff and people in the community to visitors from other countries.  The Park provides training that helps volunteers gain work experience and improve job skills. In addition, volunteer hours count as job experience when applying for employment with Virginia State Parks or for any state government slot.

Here are some of the available volunteer positions:

Your Next Steps?

Contact the Park staff or any of the Friends to learn more about the many rewarding opportunities to volunteer at Mason Neck State Park.

To register as a Volunteer at Mason Neck, please go to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation's Volunteer Web Page and follow the instructions.  

We look forward to seeing you as a Volunteer at Mason Neck State Park!

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