The Willamette National Forest is located in the western center of Oregon.
Where is this Forest?



volunteers and llamas clearning up campground in Three Sisters WildernessVolunteer on Your National Forest!

Volunteers play a vital role for the Willamette National Forest. In recent years, hundreds of people have volunteered thousands of hours with the Forest.

Diverse Volunteer Opportunities include: 

Willamette National Forest’s District Opportunities:

Each district of the Willamette National Forest has several volunteer opportunities.

About Volunteering

As a volunteer, you choose an area of interest to you and we match your skills and interests with our needs. Training will be provided to you if your job requires it. 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. 

Who can volunteer

Everyone! If you are under the age of 18 you may still participate by working with your family, group, club, or responsible adult(s). 

How to get started - Let's Talk!

Take a look at the opportunities available and then give us a holler. We'd really like to visit with you and find out exactly what you're interested in. 

Benefits of volunteering

Besides the great benefits of helping your Willamette National Forest, you will: 

  • Gain a sense of self satisfaction and accomplishment in performing a much needed service.
  • Learn new skills, which you can share with others.
  • Make a positive contribution to the forest areas you have enjoyed using.
  • Meet new people and make new friends. 

Volunteer expectations

  • Provide your own clothing and boots adequate for carrying out your chosen responsibilities.
  • Be courteous to all trail and wilderness users you may encounter.
  • Review all safety tips and be aware of the natural hazards inherent when working in wilderness and other remote areas.
  • Maintain a sense of responsibility for the safety of yourself and others working around you.
  • Work only during daylight hours.
  • Provide adequate supervision for anyone under the age of 18 who may be working with you.
  • Return all unused supplies and equipment when finished with your volunteer task. 


Volunteer Showcase

Campsite Restoration Three Sisters

Hundreds of people - individuals and organized groups - have volunteered thousands of hours with the Willamette National Forest. Check out this story about a featured volunteer or group and some of the great work they have done. Thank you!

High Cascades Forest Volunteers

High Cascades Forest Volunteers

This group of volunteers works with the Willamette and Deschutes National Forests to coordinate a myriad of volunteer projects. Their focus is Wilderness and Trails, but they provide support and information about the full range of outdoor volunteering from Winter Sports to Adopt-a-Lake to Service Projects.

They also put on the annual volunteer training weekend.