The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is located in the south central part of Washington state.
Where is this Forest?



"Caring for the Land, Serving People"
Those six words sum up the Forest Service's Mission. This mission would be impossible were it not for volunteer public stewards like you!

All kinds of volunteers help the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument with activities such as:

  • Trail maintenance and construction
  • Wilderness Stewardship
  • Cultural Resource surveys
  • Habitat restoration
  • Facility maintenance & construction
  • Trail condition surveys
  • Watershed restoration
  • Plant and wildlife surveys
  • Forest management

Can we count on you?

Anybody can volunteer for their public lands. Take a look at the opportunities available and then contact us.

Contact us about volunteering today:

Cowlitz Valley Ranger District
Steve Hoecker - Recreation (360) 497-1157

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Amy Tanska, Volunteer Programs Mgr.
Mount St. Helens Institute
Phone (360) 449-7826

Mt. Adams Ranger District
Dean Robertson - Developed Recreation
(509) 395-3484
Trails, Wilderness, Climbing (509) 395-3390

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Headquarters
Gala Miller, Community Engagement (360) 891-5014


Volunteer on the Volcano!

Volunteers at Science and Learning Center

Gifford Pinchot National Forest partners with Mt. St. Helens Institute to keep the volcano in our backyard safe, clean and enjoyable for all.  Find out how you can help!

Pacific Crest Trail Association Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers work hard

The Pacific Crest Trail Assoc. advocates and improves recreation opportunities along the Trail.  Find out how you can contribute to the stretch in our National Forest as a volunteer!


Interpreters and Naturalists

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest offers one-of-a-kind interpetive ranger training at Mount St. Helens. Lear more here.

Campground Hosts

The Gifford Pinchot needs dedicated and helpful campground hosts.

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