Cathedral Caverns State Park

Volunteers in Parks

VIP in Parks

While park staff performs many of the daily tasks and duties it takes to operate, volunteers are vital to Alabama’s state parks. The Volunteer In Parks (VIP) program was created to allow individuals or groups to make a difference at their favorite park. VIP participants make a positive impact year-round in each of the state’s 22 parks.

The beauty of Alabama and the diversity of its cultural and natural resources has attracted millions of visitors to Alabama’s State Parks. People come to relax, explore, and appreciate a little corner of the world specifically made for them. Through this volunteer program, we expect to be able to extend these benefits to many more guests and to enrich their visit with better services and facilities.  The primary purpose of the program is to provide knowledgeable, responsible, and available volunteers to assist in visitor services and interpretive education; and also to enhance the recreational experience of others by maintaining or improving the grounds and facilities that they use.

Volunteering is an experience that you will remember for years to come; for by enriching the lives of others, you enrich your own. 



Cathedral Caverns State Park is located in Marshall County, Alabama, sitting midway between Huntsville and Guntersville.


We are seeking two couples to be camp host/ camp workers to help with operations in our campground. The new campground completion date is supposed to be May 15, 2021. Position will require between 20 to 30 hours per week. Dates of position will be from May-October (6-Month Term). Tasks will include registering campers, guest services, customer service, cleaning facilities, minor lawn maintenance, general patrols through the park, and other park operational duties. Compensation will include a full-service camp site in exchange for hours worked.




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