The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks and
state recreation lands managed by the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington
State Department of Natural Resources. Individual volunteers who donate 24 hours of service
on agency-approved projects can earn
a complimentary annual pass. Each agency will provide vouchers to volunteers, recording
the number of hours they worked on each project. Volunteers can redeem the vouchers for
the annual Discover Pass. For more information, please visit the Discover Pass
or read the
Frequently Asked Questions
Become a State Parks volunteer or host
Volunteers play a vital role in sustaining the treasure that is Washington State Parks,
providing more than 300,000 hours of service each year. Opportunities are available across
the state for a variety of short- and long-term projects.
What do volunteers do? They serve as camp hosts, assist in visitor centers and answer
questions from the public; maintain and restore trails; give museum tours and interpret
history; and provide routine maintenance such as mowing lawns.
Who can be a Washington state volunteer? Individuals, couples, families, school groups,
citizen groups, service organizations and corporations. Anyone can be a Washington State
For more information about the volunteer program, select a link from the left.