Posted by: Kirsten | Thursday, 20 December 2007

It’s Good to Have Friends…

Having a difficult time coming up with some New Year’s resolutions for 2008?  Want to contribute more of your time, talents, or taschengeld to the National Park system but just don’t know where to begin?

The following is a list of non-profit organizations whose primary purpose is to protect and restore areas of national significance associated with the National Park Service.   Getting involved and DOING is one of the best ways to acquire knowledge, learn new skills, and gain an appreciation of everything the National Parks have to offer us both now and in the future.

In upcoming articles during the remainder of December, I’ll be featuring volunteer opportunities and organizations for kids, adults, and entire families for you to consider for the New Year.  Rev up those resolutions — ideas are coming your way!

— Jon

National Park Service (no specific park)
Association of Partners for Public Lands (APPL) — 
National Park Foundation —

Acadia NP
Friends of Acadia —

Adams NHS
Quincy Partnership
Amistad NRA
Friends of Amistad
Antietam NB
Save Historic Antietam Foundation —
Appalachian NST
Appalachian Trail Conference —
Assateague Island NS
Assateague Coastal Trust —
Big South Fork NR & NRA
Friends of the Big South Fork —
Big Thicket NP
Big Thicket Association —
Biscayne NP
South Florida National Parks Trust —
Blackstone River Valley NHC
Friends of the Blackstone
Blue Ridge Parkway
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation —
Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway —
Boston NHP
Freedom Trail Foundation —

Boston Harbor Islands NRA
Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands —
Island Alliance —
Bandelier NM
Friends of Bandelier —
Big Bend NP
Friends of Big Bend National Park —
Brown v. Board of Education NHS
Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence, & Research
Cape Cod NS
Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore —

Cape Lookout NS
Friends of Portsmouth Island —

Chamizal N Mem
Los Paisanos de El Chamizal Foundation
Channel Islands NP
Friends of Channel Islands National Park
Charles Pinckney NHS
Friends of Historic Snee Farm

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal NHP
Appalachian Trail Conference —
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Association
Friends of Historic Great Falls Tavern
Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMP
Friends of Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMP —
City of Rocks National Reserve
City of Rocks Historical Association

Claude Moore Colonial Farm
Friends of the Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run —
Congaree Swamp NM
Friends of Congaree Swamp
Crater Lake NP
Crater Lake National Park Trust —
Friends of Crater Lake National Park
Cuyahoga Valley NP
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association —
Delaware Water Gap NRA
Appalachian Trail Conference —
Friends of the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area —
Walpack Historical Society

Denali NP & PRES
Denali Citizens Council —
Denali Foundation —
Devil’s Postpile NM
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park Foundation —
Dry Tortugas NP
South Florida National Parks Trust —
Edison NHS
Charles Edison Fund —
Friends of Edison National Historic Site
Thomas Edison Preservation Foundation —
Eisenhower NHS
Friends of the National Park at Gettysburg —
Eleanor Roosevelt NHS
Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-kill —
Ellis Island
Friends of the Statue of Liberty NM & Ellis Island Foundation
Statue of Liberty – Ellis Island Foundation —
Eugene O’Neill NHS
Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House —
Everglades NP
South Florida National Parks Trust —
Fire Island NS
Friends of Fire Island National Park
Florissant Fossil Beds NM
Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds, Inc.
Fort Davis NHS
Friends of Fort Davis —
Fort McHenry NM and HS
Patriots of Fort McHenry —
Fort Point NHS
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy —
Fort Union Trading Post NHS
Friends of Fort Union Trading Post
Fort Vancouver NHS
Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Frederick Douglas NHS
Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania Co. Battlefields Memorial NMP
Friends of the Fredericksburg Area Battlefields —
Friends of Wilderness Battlefield —
Friendship Hill NHS
Friendship Hill Association
Gateway NRA
Friends of the Gateway Parks Foundation
Sandy Hook Foundation
George Washington Memorial Parkway
Friends of Dyke Marsh —
Glen Echo Park Foundation
Gettysburg NMP
Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association
Friends of the National Park at Gettysburg —
Glacier NP
Glacier National Park Associates —
The Glacier Fund —
The Glacier Institute —
Save The Chalets —
Glacier Bay NP & PRES
Friends of Glacier Bay —
Golden Gate NRA
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy —
Grand Canyon NP
Grand Canyon Association —
Grand Canyon National Park Foundation —
Grand Teton NP
Grand Teton National Park Foundation
Great Sand Dunes NM
Friends of the Dunes —
Great Smokey Mountains NP
Appalachian Trail Conference —
Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park —
Green Springs Hist Dist
Historic Green Springs, Inc.
Haleakala NP
Friends of Haleakala National Park —
Hamilton Grange N MEM
Hamilton Heights Homeowners Association
Hampton NHS
Historic Hampton, Inc.
Harpers Ferry NHP
Friends of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Hopewell Furnace NHS
Friends of Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
Hubbell Trading Post NHS
Friends of Hubbell Trading Post NHS —
Independence NHP
Friends of Independence National Historical Park —
Indiana Dunes NL
Friends of Indiana Dunes, Inc. —
Indiana Dunes Environmental Educational Consortium — www.nps/gov/indu/learning/
Save the Dunes Council —
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Jefferson National Park Association —
John Muir NHS
John Muir Memorial Association —
Kenai Fjords NP
Eastern Kenai Peninsula Environmental Action Association —
Kennesaw Mountain NBP
Friends of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Kings Canyon NP
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park Foundation —
Lassen Volcanic NP
Lassen Park Foundation —
Little Bighorn Battlefield NM
Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Association —
Little Rock Central High School NHS
Jefferson National Park Association —
Longfellow NHS
Friends of the Longfellow House —
Maggie L. Walker NHS
Maggie L. Walker Historical Foundation
Mammoth Cave NP
Mammoth Cave National Park Association
Martin Van Buren NHS
Friends of Lindenwald
Mesa Verde NP
Friends of Mesa Verde
Mesa Verde Foundation
Minute Man NHP
Minute Man National Park Association
Mississippi NR and NRA
Friends of the Mississippi River —
Jefferson National Park Association —
Morristown NHP
Friends of Jockey Hollow
New Jersey Historical Garden Foundation
Washington Association of New Jersey
Mount Rainier NP
Mount Rainier National Park Associates —
Mount Rainier, North Cascades & Olympic Fund
Washington National Park Fund —
Mount Rushmore N Mem
Mount Rushmore National Memorial Society —
Muir Woods NM
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy —
Natchez Trace Parkway
Natchez Trace Parkway Association —
North Cascades NP
Mount Rainier, North Cascades & Olympic Fund
Washington National Park Fund —
Olympic NP
Mount Rainier, North Cascades & Olympic Fund
Olympic Park Associates —
Washington National Park Fund —
Pea Ridge NMP
Friends of Pea Ridge National Military Park
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial
Perry Group
Petroglyph NM
Friends of the Albuquerque Petroglyphs
Petroglyph Foundation
Pinnacles NM
Friends of Pinnacles —
Piscataway Park
Accokeek Foundation —
Presidents Park (White House)
White House Historical Association —
Prince William Forest Park
Friends of Prince William Forest Park
Richmond NBP
Maggie L. Walker Historical Foundation
Rock Creek Park
Friends of Meridian Hill
Friends of Montrose & Dumbarton Oaks Parks —
Friends of Peirce Mill —
Rocky Mountain NP
Rocky Mountain National Park Associates —
Sagamore Hill NHS
Friends of Sagamore Hill —
Theodore Roosevelt Association —
Saguaro NP
Friends of Saguaro National Park —
St. Croix NSR
Voyageurs National Park Association —
Saint-Gaudens NHS
Saint-Gaudens Memorial
Salem Maritime NHS
Salem Partnership —
San Antonio Missions NHP
Los Compadres de San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
San Francisco Maritime NHP
San Francisco Maritime National Park Association —
Friends of the San Francisco Maritime Museum Library
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy —
Santa Monica Mountains NRA
Friends of Satwiwa —
Mountains Conservancy Foundation/LA Wild —
Santa Monica Mountains Fund
Saratoga NHP
Friends of Saratoga Battlefield —
Sequoia NP
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park Foundation —
Shenandoah NP
Appalachian Trail Conference —
Shenandoah National Park Association —
Shiloh NMP
Friends of Shiloh National Military Park, Inc.
Sleeping Bear Dunes NL
Friends of the Sleeping Bear Dunes —
Statue of Liberty NM
Friends of the Statue of Liberty NM & Ellis Island Foundation
Statue of Liberty – Ellis Island Foundation —
Steamtown NHS
Steamtown Volunteer Association
Stones River NB
Friends of Stones River National Battlefield —
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace NHS | Theodore Roosevelt Island | Theodore Roosevelt NP | Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural NHS
Theodore Roosevelt Association —
Ulysses S. Grant NHS
Jefferson National Park Association —
Valley Forge NHP
Friends of Valley Forge
Vanderbilt Mansion NHS
Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association —
Virgin Islands NP
Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park —
Voyageurs NP
Friends of Voyageurs National Park —
Voyageurs National Park Association —
Walnut Canyon NM
Friends of Walnut Canyon
Weir Farm NHS
Weir Farm Trust —
William Howard Taft NHS
Friends of the William Howard Taft Birthplace
Wilson’s Creek NB
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation —
Wrangell-St. Elias NP & PRES
Friends of Kennicott
Wright Brothers National Memorial
First Flight Centennial Foundation —
Yellowstone NP
Yellowstone Park Foundation —
Yosemite NP
Yosemite Fund —



  1. Jon, we here at Voyageurs National Park Association are just now seeing your post–better late than never, eh?

    Thank you for letting your readers know about us and thank you also for reminding everyone about the great need for volunteers in the National Parks. The National Parks are seriously underfunded, and need as much help from the public as they can get.

  2. No problemo — I’m just sorry you’re so far down the list! 🙂

  3. This is no longer as listed above. it is for an open space trails group in Colorado.


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