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september 14, 2019 and
september 21, 2019
ride the rim

Time: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: various, Crater Lake National Park
Contacts: Maradee Girt and/or Barry Girt

Crater Lake National Park sets aside two days a year for exclusively non-motorized use on East rim Drive. The park partners with the Friends and Discover Klamath to recruit volunteers to assist with set-up, take down, parking, people-counting, bicycle and vehicle parking and staffing aid stations along the route.

The park provides free campsites at Lost Creek Campground for “Ride the Rim” volunteers. No water, no fires, portapotties only.

As with other volunteer projects in the park, volunteers sign an “Agreement for Individual Voluntary Services” with the park. This includes a job description and work schedule. For purposes of Workman’s Compensation and Tort Claims, volunteers are treated as park employees.


september 28, 2019
annual meeting

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Community House, Crater Lake National Park
Contact: Barry Girt

The Annual Meeting is an opportunity to connect with Friends and National Park Staff, review the year’s accomplishments and plan for the new year. Part of planning includes nomination and election of new board members. Members in good standing are invited to consider joining the Board.

Special Notes: light refreshments are provided and a no-host lunch is available at the Crater Lake Lodge.

All members are welcome to observe a Board Meeting which follows the Annual Meeting. The primary agenda item is selection of new Board Officers for the 2019 - 2020 year.


november 1, 2019—april 30, 2020
winter rim desk

Time: TBD
Location: Rim Village Café/Gift Shop Upper Level, Crater Lake National Park
Contact: Dave Russel

Each winter, volunteers from the Friends staff the Cafe Information Center. Winter Rim Desk volunteers are an important part of Crater Lake National Park’s ability to provide information to visitors year round. Housing is provided for volunteers.

Special Note: Training is required (October 26, 2019). This is a Crater Lake National Park requirement of all Winter Rim Desk volunteers regardless of previous training and/or experience.


TBD, 2020
artist-in-residence art show

Time: TBD
Location: Community House, Crater Lake National Park
Contact: Mary White

Each year Crater Lake National Park hosts an Artists-In-Residence Program.  Artists spend two weeks living in the park, practicing their skills and capturing the beauty of the park’s landscapes.  An Art Show (free to attend) is the culminating event. Artists display their work and are available to answer questions and share information about technique, subject matter and their experiences.

The Friends of Crater Lake assist Crater Lake NPS staff with opening and closing duties, preparing snacks and drinks and answering visitor questions.


tbd, 2020
project weekend

Time: Friday afternoon, Saturday, Sunday morning
Location: Mazama Campground, Crater Lake National Park
Contacts: George Buckingham

The Project Weekend is one of the Friends largest annual volunteer events. Since the 1990s, the Friends have assisted Park staff with a variety of events (trail work, painting, seed collection, etc.). It is an ideal time to connect with other Friends and plan for the future. Please join us.