- Volunteers: Volunteers are needed to provide visitor services, such as interpretive guides for environmental education programs, maintenance crews for trails, concessions for campers and day visitors, and general assistance to the park staff.
- Development: Friends groups can raise private and public money for improving the facilities of the park. Trail construction, boardwalks, picnic shelters, fishing piers, accessibility projects, and camping facilities are all in need of the fundraising potential of Friends groups.
- Natural Resources: Parks are only as healthy as the resources they protect. Friends groups can help with the restoration of native species, and can provide" eyes and ears” for the park by identifying and taking inventory of plant and animal species that depend on the park for habitat. Friends groups can even look beyond the boundaries of the park to ensure that a buffer exists between the park and other land uses. Friends groups can acquire land or conservation easements to restrict incompatible
- development outside the park.