National Park Services is Using a Computer Game to Hire Volunteers

By: Misel Saban - Mar 10, 2016
The National Park Services has put together a computer game volunteer simulation as a recruiting campaign to entice volunteers to join the program. The platform offers an interactive and amusing way to learn about the program and what volunteers are expected to do with an experiential game called, 'Save the Park.'

'Save the Park' is a computer game that is geared specifically towards millennials to help encourage them to volunteer in the parks picking up trash. Players take on the role of a volunteer and then race one another to pick up different types of trash throughout the park, plant trees and escape threatening bears. The game is designed to provide a simulated role play that encourages an emotional investment from players through a more profound understanding of what the service entails.