Yellowstone Forever

Experience it today, preserve it for always.

Yellowstone Forever is the official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park. We partner with Yellowstone National Park to create opportunities for all people to experience, enhance, and preserve Yellowstone forever.

About Yellowstone Forever

Yellowstone Forever has provided over $100 million of cash support and over $55 million of in-kind support to Yellowstone National Park since 1933. Our mission of engagement and support through education and fundraising for the park will ensure Yellowstone remains for generations to come. 

The Employee Experience

As an employee or volunteer, you’ll join other talented and dedicated individuals working together to protect and preserve Yellowstone National Park through education and philanthropy. Opportunities at Yellowstone Forever include both year-round and seasonal positions.

Ideal Candidate

We work hard, play hard, and love Yellowstone National Park!

Yellowstone Forever welcomes applicants who are interested in, and committed to, preserving Yellowstone for future generations.

Room and Board

Seasonal Instructors are generally based in Gardiner, Montana. Yellowstone Forever provides seasonal housing for rent within walking distance of our Gardiner Office.

Most of our Seasonal Retail positions are based inside Yellowstone National Park; full hook-up RV sites are available for rent. A few positions offer seasonal housing for rent in Gardiner.

Room and board charges are taken as a payroll deduction. 

Volunteers are housed on property at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch, the Yellowstone Overlook Field Campus, in Xanterra staff dormitories, or in YF's Gardiner housing area.

Employee Perks

  • Live in a spectacular setting while helping to give back to America’s first National Park

  • Free Course: One free Institute field seminar, when space and scheduling requirements allow

  • Extra Discounts: On Institute Programs for immediate family

  • Discounts: Staff will receive a 30% discount in all Yellowstone Forever bookstores. In addition, discounts are offered at many local vendors. Live in a spectacular setting while helping to give back to America’s first National Park

Getting Here and Getting Around

The Yellowstone Forever Headquarters are located at the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, at Gardiner, Montana. Gardiner is a small town, with a lively history of serving park visitors. Gardiner is approximately one hour south of Livingston, Montana and Interstate 90. Gardiner is approximately 90 minutes from Bozeman, Montana and approximately 3 hours from Billings, Butte and/or Helena, Montana.

Yellowstone Forever’s educational Park Stores are the number one source of information on all things Yellowstone. Locations include Mammoth Hot Springs, Norris, Madison, Canyon, Fishing Bridge, Old Faithful, West Thumb, Grant Village, Quake Lake, Bozeman Airport, and Gardiner, Montana.

Travel in the Park is at a much slower pace due to winding roads, high elevations, single lanes, wildlife and traffic congestion. There is limited public transportation in and around Yellowstone. There is limited public transportation in and around Yellowstone.

For Fun

Yellowstone and this area of the Rocky Mountains provide endless opportunity for travel, hiking, photography, geyser gazing, wildlife watching and more. You could be here for an entire summer and never run out of amazing experiences!

How to Apply

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