Be A Volunteer

Be A Volunteer

…Share & Serve

 We Love Our Volunteers!

Without our volunteers, Ghost Ranch would not be the place it is today. Come share your talents – check out the descriptions below for some of the volunteer positions available in 2023 and 2024. If you want to bring a group, we’ll work with you to create specific opportunities. 

Please contact Anne Ditzler, Volunteer Coordinator, at for an application or to get more information.

What Can I Do?

There are many roles to play, depending on your skills and interests. Some people love being Greeters at the Welcome Center or the Museums, while others enjoy the meditative work of folding sheets in Housekeeping or cleaning tables in the Dining Hall. If you can build and repair things, we have plenty of projects. If you love being outside, the Ranch’s gardens and landscaping would benefit from your help.

 How Long Do I Serve?

Volunteers serve from one week up to three months, depending on their availability and the needs of the Ranch. Volunteers are most needed during Spring and Fall.

 There are also opportunities for people who live close to Ghost Ranch to volunteer for a day or two during specific events or to assist on an ongoing basis.

 What Are My Hours?

Volunteers generally give 32 hours of service per week in exchange for housing and meals. Volunteers get two days off per week, but not necessarily weekends.

 Where Do I Live?

Volunteers stay in guest rooms with shared bathrooms or in a shared house on the Ranch. Because our volunteer housing capacity is limited, we love it when volunteers bring their own camper or RV; they get full use of the Campground Bathhouse. Volunteers eat meals in the Dining Hall.  Please note that no pets are allowed, except for campground volunteers who can leave their pet safely unattended in a camper or RV.

Museum Volunteer

Become a volunteer at the Ghost Ranch Archaeology and Paleontology Museums. You’ll get to experience the deep history, art, and cultures of the Southwest. Engage with visitors. Share your knowledge. Assist with special events. Volunteers with educational backgrounds in museum studies, archeology, and paleontology are particularly welcome to apply. 


Come care for the Ranch’s extensive library collections, now totaling more than 12,000 volumes. Responsibilities include checking and shelving borrowed books, keeping the catalog current, processing new books and other materials, and keeping newspapers and magazines current. This volunteer also ensures the general maintenance of the six rooms of the library.



Camping at Ghost Ranch offers some of the most stunning views in the country. With a newly renovated Bathhouse, we expect to welcome guests year-round starting in 2023. The Host welcomes all campers and makes sure the sites are clean and safe for guests. They provide light housekeeping for the Bathhouse and minor maintenance of sites. The Host also serves as a liaison with other departments especially Guest Services, Housekeeping, and Maintenance. Campground Hosts must bring their own camper/RV (not a tent) and stay in a dedicated campground site. Hosts have full use of the Bathhouse and meals are provided in the dining hall.



Volunteers provide basic first aid to guests and refer guests to regional medical facilities as necessary. They staff the first aid trailer at meal times and carry a walkie-talkie so they can be reached in an emergency.  First aid volunteers typically stay for one or two weeks during the busy seasons. Volunteers must have appropriate training and provide their own liability insurance.



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280 Private Drive 1708 Abiquiu, NM 87510


9 am - 4 pm Daily

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