What do volunteers do? Create smart phone apps…count snakes in the wild…patrol recreation sites…host campgrounds…educate the public on conservation…maintain trails…these are some of the many activities that Forest Service volunteers participate in!

What are some projects occurring across the Forest Service?

In the Mesa Ranger District (Tonto National Forest, Arizona), volunteers ride rafts to pick up floating trash in the Annual Salt River Cleanup.

As part of the "Port-O-Potty Owl Project" or "PoO-PoO Project" the Meadowlark Audubon Society installs screens on outhouses to keep birds from getting trapped in ventilation pipes in the Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming.

Volunteer Highlights

Summer MdDuffee

Summer (left) is a volunteer who enjoys the "awesome" wilderness area she serves in on the Hoosier National Forest (Indiana).

See more about Summer and other volunteer highlights here.




Volunteer Program Links

Create your own highlights by becoming a volunteer! Visit Volunteer.gov to apply for an opportunity or contact a Volunteer Coordinator to get started!