Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering with the Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest

Volunteering on your public lands is a great way to spend a summer, jump-start your career, or serve your country. If you volunteer with the Forest Service or one of our partners, you can build trails, help maintain facilities and grounds, and greet visitors in our visitor centers. To learn more about the Forest Service’s national volunteer program, or to find information about volunteering outside of Oregon and Washington, you can check out our national volunteering website.

Wildland Fire in Washington and Oregon

Looking for ways to help? A number of non-profit organizations are serving the firefighters and displaced residents of Washington’s fire-impacted communities. For more information about how a few of these organizations are addressing community needs, and what you might do to help, you may visit:


If you have firefighting experience and sufficient credentials (such as a “Red Card” for firefighters or a “Blue Card” for equipment operators), then the Washington Department of Natural Resources may be able to deploy you to a wildland fire. Washington DNR has developed an online “intake form” to manage the flood of interest they have received from potential volunteers. If you would like to submit yourself as a possible wildland fire volunteer, please visit: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/news/citizens-firefighting-experience-may-volunteer-support-firefight-dnr-centers-omak-colville-and


The road to recovery may be long, and volunteers can support the effort along the way. As the Forest Service begins BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response) treatment projects – and as we undertake longer-term fire recovery and restoration – volunteers may be needed. In the coming months, please visit this website for updates on post-fire restoration volunteer opportunities.


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