Passport in Time Volunteers and Forest Service personnel, Big Hole Lookout Rehabilitation Project, August, 2014
Current Volunteer Opportunities on the Lolo National Forest
The following positions are available for the 2015 summer season on the Lolo National Forest. Click on the position title to learn more, including position descriptions, dates of availability and contact information.
Missoula Ranger District
Wilderness Ranger Assistant ~ Rattlesnake and Welcome Creek Wilderness
Seely Lake Ranger District
Campground Host ~ Multiple locations within the district
Apply for a Volunteer Position
The application is provided below in multiple formats. Please select the format most convenient for you.
A hard copy may be requested from the address below. Submit your completed application to the Forest Service office where you’d like to volunteer.
MS WORD | RICH TEXT | PDF
Request Hardcopy Application:
Lolo National Forest
Bldg. 24A Fort Missoula
Missoula, MT 59804
Volunteers are an important part of caring for the land and serving the people on our National Forest. Volunteering isn't just beneficial for the forest, it benefits you. Simply put, its fun. It can give you the opportunity to pursue a special interest, such as bird watching or hiking. The types of work you may perform are many and varied; the only tasks a volunteer cannot carry out are those associated with law enforcement. Upon applying, your talents and skills are matched with your work preference to obtain a role that satisfies you and best fulfills the mission of the Forest Service/USDA. You need not be a citizen of the United States; anyone may apply for and receive a volunteer position. You may work on a part-time or full-time basis. You can participate in a one-time project or serve over several months, seasons, or year-round. The commitment you make is up to you. Training may be provided to you if your job requires it.
What Can I Do as a Volunteer?
Some typical volunteer projects range from a single-day project to a long-term undertaking for several months. There are many types of volunteer opportunities suitable for your talents and skills. We want to match your skills with your work preference to give you an enjoyable experience and best fulfill the mission of the Forest Service. Examples of opportunities are listed below. What captures your interest?
Volunteer Management. We need managers to lead volunteer projects.
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.
If you or your organization needs a community service project, we might be able to match you with a need out there on the forest.