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Volunteer Opportunities

Have you dreamed of working at Philmont but can’t commit to the whole summer? Check out these short-term volunteer opportunities!

Volunteers will need to submit an online Seasonal Staff Application complete with a resume and references. By selecting one of the following positions, you will indicate your interest in a short-term volunteer position to the respective hiring manager. Provide your dates of availability (most volunteer positions last for 1-2 weeks total). If you have multiple windows of availability, feel free to include this information in an attached cover letter. 

If you are available for the entire summer, you can turn any position into a volunteer opportunity. Submit an online application and indicate either in a cover letter or during your phone interview that you wish to spend your employment term as a volunteer seasonal staff member ($0 salary). 

Volunteer Infirmary Physicians have the opportunity to spend 1-2 weeks at Philmont and share their knowledge with aspiring med students. 

*Applicants must be a licensed Physician (MD or DO) in good standing in their home state and be able to obtain a temporary “Camp” license from the New Mexico Department of Health.

The National Scouting Museum now calls Philmont HOmE! 

Volunteer your time as a Museum Docent and offer your personal assistance to the thousands of visitors as they explore the exhibit galleries, library, and other public areas. Exhibits include content from BSA history, Order of the Arrow history, Native American culture, Western expansion, fire ecology, and artwork.  

Spend a week as a Volunteer Forester teaching our participants about Philmont’s forest health and land management. 

Once you submit your online application with Philmont, reach out to Mary Stuever (Volunteer Forester Coordinator) at mary.stuever@state.nm.us or 505-301-9935 for additional instructions. 

Give Philmont participants an understanding of the local geology and share your enthusiasm for the geologic profession as a Volunteer Geologist!

Work as a Volunteer Interpreter and contribute to the learning experience of Philmont participants during your time at your assigned camp. The objective is to give Scouts an understanding of the rich local history of our lands and to convey your enthusiasm for living history interpretation.