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.

We'd like to work with you!


Pacific Crest Trail Association Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers work hard

Partnerships are extremely valuable to Forest Service management of public lands. Much of the work to enhance your national forests is accomplished by volunteers organized by nonprofit institutions. Please check here for upcoming volunteer projects and ways you can contribute to the greatest good.

Volunteer on Mount St Helens

Mountain Stewards

Mount St. Helens is a national treasure. Come join the Mount St. Helens Institute in our efforts to keep the volcano in our backyard safe, clean and enjoyable for all.


Passport in Time (PIT) Projects

History, archeology, restoration... Contact Rick McClure at

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.

Wilderness Use Monitoring

Individuals are needed to take measurements of wilderness use in order to determine impacts over time.