Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forests - Volunteering

An older couple in forest service jackets stand smiling along with a golden retriever.


Volunteers are vital to the management of the Green Mountain National Forest. Every year volunteers assist with maintaining recreation sites, facilities, and trails, removing and managing non-native invasive species, stocking fish in our ponds and streams, releasing apple trees, providing visitor information, putting on interpretive programs, and working with our many partners.

We are always looking for volunteers to help us out. Whether you are looking to spend some time outdoors to maintain recreation opportunities or are retired and have a specialized skill you’d like to put to use or perhaps you’re looking to learn about forest ecology or non-native plants, we may have an opportunity for you.

Current Opportunities


The Green Mountain National Forest has the following open opportunities

Manchester Ranger District

No current opportunities at this time.

Rochester-Middlebury District Ranger District

Campground Host, Chittenden Brook Campground

Greet campers, provide information, cleaning, and other duties as agreed upon with Forest Service staff.

Partner Opportunities


In addition to these opportunities, our partners make a huge impact on the forest. Please consider membership or volunteering with one of the state, private, and national organizations and agencies with which we have formal partnerships. Without these partners, much of the trail and resource maintenance, conservation and education efforts and wildlife conservation programs and projects would not be possible.