Get Involved with Island Beach State Park


Love Island Beach State Park? Want to get more involved? Consider becoming a volunteer! Island Beach State Park relies heavily on its dedicated team of volunteers throughout the year. Park volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds and occupations, but have in common a love for this beautiful State Park. Volunteering in the Park is a truly rewarding experience for all - individuals, families, scouts, students, and corporate groups.

Gate Collections: Through a unique partnership with the Park, the Friends of ISBP are able to collect donations at the gate during our events. We are able to bring in thousands of dollars that  go directly to Park improvements and provide enriching experiences for Park visitors. Consider making a donation or volunteering with us:

  • May Day Spring Festival and Pet Expo May 
  • Thursdays in Park 
  • Beach Plum Festival
  • Oktoberfest


Trail Maintenance: The Friends are dedicated to improving and maintaining trail access throughout IBSP. Trails provide access to some of the most scenic spaces in IBSP. Volunteers help by building boardwalk, replacing fencing, and cleaning the trails.

  • Join us for National Trails Day to get more involved in our Trail Maintenance projects!

Join the Board of Trustees: Every November, the Friends elect a new board of trustees at our Membership Meeting. Our board members love Island Beach State Park and have a huge impact on making it a great place to visit!

Additional Volunteer Opportunities:

-Festival/Event Setup and Planning

-Representing the Friends at Events

-Beach Cleanups

-Assisting in Educational Programs

Contact [email protected] to learn more about volunteering!

Please help us keep track of our volunteer hours by logging them here:

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