The Coconino National Forest is located in the center of Arizona
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Volunteering

Volunteering on the Coconino National Forest

Volunteers working on a trail in the Coconino Forest

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 and best fulfills the mission of the Forest Service. 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.

 

If you are interested in pursuing volunteer work on the Coconino National Forest, contact the Volunteer Coordinator listed for the Ranger District where you are interested in working, listed below.

 

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Mogollon Rim Ranger District

The Mogollon Rim Ranger Station is located in the Happy Jack, Arizona. This Ranger District covers the Blue Ridge area, north of the Mogollon Rim and south of Mormon Lake northeast of the town of Strawberry, Arizona

  • Mogollon Rim Ranger District Volunteer Coordinator:
    Suzy Lankford, 928-477-5014, slankford@fs.fed.us

Mogollon Rim Ranger District volunteer positions are available on-line at Volunteer.gov. In the Find a Volunteer Opportunity, search for the keywords "Coconino National Forest" to get a list of current opportunities. View More Info to access the application for 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

Email:

 

Mogollon Rim Volunteer Events Calendar

 

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Red Rock District

The Red Rock District Ranger Station is located 1 mile south of the Village of Oak Creek, near Sedona, Arizona. This district encompasses the Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, and Verde Valley areas.

 

Additional Red Rock Volunteer Resources

  • Friends Of The Forest Sedona provides teamwork and financial resources to assist the Forest Service in its day-to-day operations by assisting with visitor services, education, trail maintenance, and many other aspects of operations of the Red Rock District.

 

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Flagstaff Ranger District

The Flagstaff Ranger Station is located on the east side of Flagstaff, Arizona. This district covers the northern region of the Forest, including the San Francisco Peaks and surrounding volcanic field south to Mormon Lake, and southeast to the canyon rims of Sycamore Canyon and the Red Rock-Secret Wilderness.

  • Flagstaff Ranger District Volunteer Coordinator:
    Justin Loxley, 928-527-8213, jdloxley@fs.fed.us

Flagstaff Ranger District volunteer positions are available on-line at Volunteer.gov. In the Find a Volunteer Opportunity, search for the keywords "Coconino National Forest" to get a list of current opportunities. View More Info to access the application for 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:

Justin Loxley, Volunteer Coordinator
Flagstaff Ranger District
5075 N US Hwy 89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

928-527-8213
Email:

 

Flagstaff Volunteer Events Calendars

 

Additional Flagstaff Volunteer Resources

  • 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 three to four days a week. There are a variety of skills and abilities needed every summer in the cool mountain pines!
  • Friends of Northern Arizona Forests is a 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.

 

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Forest-wide and Beyond

Volunteer Events Calendar

  • Arizona Trail Events Calendar (Arizona Trail Association): The Arizona Trail traverses the entire state from the Mexico border south of Tucson north to the Utah border. It enters the Coconino National Forest at General Crook Cabin on the Mogollon Rim, meanders by several lakes, and tours partway around the San Francisco Peaks on its way north to the Grand Canyon.

 

Additional Volunteer Resources

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Arizona OHV Ambassadors logoDo 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.

 

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