Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus® Program

Get Involved – Volunteer with Us

Parks in Focus® relies on dedicated volunteers to assist with its year-round programming in Tucson as well as with its summer and satellite activities in Sedona, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, and Yosemite.

Volunteers include students, professional photographers, retired educators, and everyone in between. Parks in Focus® volunteers share a passion for introducing youth to our Nation’s public lands and play a critical role in program operations.

Meet some of our current volunteers here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Activity Assistants
Accompany Parks in Focus® team members on outings and work directly with our youth participants. Activity assistants help our team implement outings, handle logistics, prepare meals, lead games and activities, and document trips through photo and video.
Volunteers can also support behind-the-scenes with tasks such as gear maintenance, photo management, data entry, multimedia projects, and more. If you have a special skill or talent you’d like to share with the Parks in Focus® team, please let us know!
Guest Photographers
We welcome professional artists and photographers who are willing to share their time and talents with our Parks in Focus® participants. Guest photographers may join groups for as little as an hour or for as long as an entire week-long camping trip.

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Love the outdoors and have the ability to spark that love in others.
  • Experience and/or interest in photography and environmental education.
  • Experience and/or interest in working with youth in outdoor and overnight settings.
  • Able to attend a volunteer training and orientation.
  • Willing to provide fingerprints for a background check.

Join the Team

Interested volunteers are required to schedule an informational interview with a member of the Parks in Focus® team by contacting Ernesto Somoza at or (520) 901-8566.