Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Forest Service. The types of work a volunteer can perform are many and varied; the only tasks a volunteer cannot carry out are those associated with law enforcement and firefighting.
Your talents and skills are matched with your work preference to obtain a role that satisfies you andbest fulfills the mission of the Forest Service/USDA. 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. College students may perform volunteer service related to their coursework for college credit. A variety of jobs are available if you prefer the office environment. There are also numerous opportunities to perform vigorous but satisfying physical labor outdoors.
Do you own an Off-Highway Vehicle?
Do you enjoy motorized recreation on your public lands across Arizona?
The Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Arizona State Parks need YOUR HELP to maintain motorized trails, educate people about OHV and outdoor ethics, and numerous other opportunities. Become an Ambassador and be a part of a community working to promote responsible OHV use on the land.
Please follow this link for more information. We look forward to working with you!
If you are interested in pursuing volunteer work on the Coconino National Forest you may contact the following people on the various Ranger Districts in your area of interest:
In the Happy Jack/Blue Ridge area north of the town of Strawberry:
Mogollon Rim Ranger District, Suzy Lankford, 928-477-5014
For your convenience, Mogollon Rim Ranger District volunteer positions are available on-line at the Volunteer.gov/gov website. Enter the word "Coconino" in the key word search at the top of the page and select the position your interested in. The on-line applications are located at the bottom of each position posting. Please allow one to two weeks for application review. Submit your application on line or fill out and print application and mail to:
Suzy Lankford, Volunteer Coordinator
Mogollon Rim Ranger District
8738 Ranger Rd.
Happy Jack, AZ 86024
Volunteering with the Forest Service (.pdf brochure)
In the Sedona/Verde Valley area:
Red Rock Ranger District, Angela Abel, 928-203-7535
For a variety of forest-related volunteer opportunities in the Sedona area, see Friends Of The Forest Sedona's website
In the Flagstaff Area:
Flagstaff Ranger District, Justin Loxley, 928-527-8213
Camp Elden Volunteer Program - Spring/Summer volunteer opportunities in beautiful Flagstaff that allow you to hook up your RV/Trailer with utilities and volunteer on the Forest for 3-4 days a week. There are a variety of skills and abilities needed every summer in the cool mountain pines!
For your convenience, Flagstaff Ranger District volunteer positions are available on-line at the Volunteer.gov/gov web site. Enter the word "Coconino" in the key word search at the top of the page and select the position your interested in. The on-line applications are located at the bottom of each position posting. Please allow one to two weeks for application review. Hard copy applications can be mailed to the address below.
Things You Need To Know Information on uniforms, work sites, vehicles, radio use, and orentation/training.
Justin Loxley, Volunteer Coordinator
5075 N. Hwy. 89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Friends of the Forest - In the Flagstaff Area:
Friends of Northern Arizona Forests is a new volunteer group in the Flagstaff area. Volunteers assist with district programs such as fire lookouts, trail maintenance, aspen stand fence maintenance, stock program, mountain bike and hiking trail patrols and many other opportunities available to its members. Group offers direct assistance to the Flagstaff Ranger District.
Fliers and Project Information:
Flagstaff District Volunteer Events Calendar for 2015 (.pdf)
The Arizona Trail - "The Trail" Arizona Trail Calendar
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For additional sources of information, the following links will open in a new window. To come back to this page, simply close the new window.
Click here for more information from the National Office of the USDA Forest Service
Coconino Rural Environment Corps
Student Conservation Association
National Association of Service and Conservation Corps
American Conservation Experience (ACE)