Volunteer Opportunities with

BHPFA and our Public Land Partners

If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the volunteer application.

Questions? You can reach us a bhpf@blackhillsparks.org or (605)745-1163

Volunteer Application

Special Events

Youth & Family Services Youth Fair 2020

**This has been postponed until November

Friday April 3rd -Sunday April 5th
9:00 am- 4:00 pm
BHPFA will have a booth with a fun bird feeder craft
Help run the booth/supervise the activity (2-3 volunteers are needed)
We are also looking for tin can donations for the craft project!

Find Your Park Festival

Saturday June 8, 2020
10:00 am-2:00pm
Help run the booth and greet/educate visitors about BHPFA (1-2 volunteers needed)

Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival

Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup

Daily Operations

Data Entry

Input and help track membership data a couple hours a week or month.

Register Clerks

Running a register, assisting with other store duties. Times and location can vary, could volunteer at Wind Cave NP, Jewel Cave NM, or Black Hills National Forest Pactola stores.

Membership Promotion

Help at events and store locations to share our mission, and recruit new members. Details TBT. Location and times will vary.


Opportunities with our partners

Wind Cave National Park

Adventures in Nature Program

This free program provides a safe and comfortable place for children to experience nature and play in an active learning environment. Children will be grouped by age and explore activities according to their age. Materials for younger children to explore with an adult will also be available during this time. Starting January 7th, programs will be held every other Tuesday through March 31st. The programs are two hours from 10:00 am to Noon.

Volunteers are needed to help facilitate and supervise activities

Contact the Visitor Center for more info: (605) 745-4600

Park Guide Intern

Help guide cave tours and lead educational programs. BHPFA is proud to help support this position!

Click here for the job description


Jewel Cave National Monument

Cub Scout Belt Loopalooza
July 11, 2020. times TBD

Jewel Cave is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy working with children for their annual Cub Scout Belt Loopalooza! Through interactive stations Cub Scouts to earn belt loop awards and patches.

Example station ideas:

Maps & Compass
Physical fitness
Wildlife Conservation

Each station is 45 min, with a 15 min break in-between. Presenters can “make up” their own hands-on activities.

Contact the Visitor Center for more info.

SCA Internship

Jewel Cave is currently hiring a SCA Intern for the summer season! BHPFA is proud to help provide funding for this position!

Click here for the job description


Jewel Cave is currently looking for a photographer

Click here for the job description


Black Hills National Forest

Visitor Information Specialist for the Pactola Lake Visitor Center

Click here for the job description