U.S. Forest Service
For more than 100 years, the Forest Service has brought people and communities together to answer the call of conservation. Through campground hosting, trail maintenance, visitor services, research and more, volunteers make significant contributions to the legacy of conservation for future generations.
Volunteers are individuals and groups with varying levels of skills and abilities. They work outdoors, help scientists conduct research or work with people at our many visitor's centers.
Volunteering provides great opportunities to:
- Help improve forests and grasslands.
- Learn more about natural and cultural resources.
- Meet new people and form valuable connections.
- Get involved as a citizen steward.
- Maintaining and hosting campgrounds. These volunteer positions generally require a minimum of two weeks.
- Answering phones, greeting visitors, and answering mail at Forest Service visitor centers and ranger stations.
- Monitoring wilderness use as a Wilderness Steward/Ranger.
- Join a group or work individually on trail maintenance and various building projects.
- Working with specialists in wildlife, botany, and fisheries/watershed research.