Volunteers and the USFS

Why Volunteer?

Working with the Forest Service and fellow volunteers is an opportunity to see what our National Forests have to offer in a way beneficial to both yourself and the forest.  The commitment you make is up to you.

  • It can give you the opportunity to pursue a special interest, such as bird watching or hiking.
  • Develop or diversify your job experience and career choices.
  • Earn credit towards college with volunteer internships.
  • If you are retired or have summers free, live on a national forest while you work as a volunteer.
  • Perform vigorous but satisfying physical labor outdoors.
  • Meet people and form new friendships, or gain self-satisfaction in providing community service.
  • Spending time in the outdoors, enjoying the company of your fellow volunteers and visitors, can give you a new perspective on other facets of your life.

Volunteering in the National Forest can offer valuable experience and life long memories.  Give it a try!

 

    National Volunteer Opportunities

[Logo]:  Link to Passport in Time, Forest Service (PIT) is a volunteer program of the U.S. Forest Service.  PIT provides opportunities for the public to work with professional archaeologists and historians on national forests and grasslands across the country.

[Logo]: Link to USA Freedom Corps. Make a difference. Volunteer.

"United We Serve" is a nationwide service initiative that will help meet growing social needs resulting from the economic downturn.  With the knowledge that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things when given the proper tools, President Obama is asking us to come together to help lay a new foundation for growth.  This initiative aims to both expand the impact of existing organizations by engaging new volunteers in their work and encourage volunteers to develop their own "do-it-yourself" projects.  United We Serve is an initial 81 days of service but will grow into a sustained, collaborative and focused effort to promote service as a way of life for all Americans.





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