Volunteering on the Manti-La Sal National Forest

Why volunteer? 

For more than 100 years, the Forest Service has brought people and communities together to answer the call of conservation. Through campground hosting, trail maintenance, visitor services, research and more, volunteers make significant contributions to the legacy of conservation for future generations. 

Who can volunteer?

Volunteers are individuals and groups with varying levels of skills and abilities. They help scientists conduct research, serve as campground hosts, maintain trails and much more!  There's something for everyone.

Volunteering provides great opportunities to:

  • Help improve the Manti-La Sal National Forest
  • Learn more about natural and cultural resources
  • Meet new people and form valuable connections
  • Get involved as a citizen steward

How to volunteer? 

More information:  

  • Volunteers must be signed up through an official Volunteer Service Agreement (OF-301a), or work through a Forest Service partner organization. Volunteers may be reimbursed for pre-approved, out-of-pocket expenses but do not receive a salary or hourly wage.
  • Volunteers may work on a part-time or full-time basis. They can participate in a one-time project or serve over several months, seasons, or year-round. Training may be provided when the job requires it.
  • A variety of jobs are available whether you prefer an office environment, the social life of a camp host, or vigorous physical labor outdoors. The only tasks a volunteer cannot carry out are those associated with law enforcement.
  • If you would like to see the seasonal volunteer opportunities on the Manti-La Sal National Forest go to Volunteer.gov.


Volunteer Spotlight

Six people using handtools to move a log.

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance  volunteers constructing a bridge.

South Mountain Trail

Several people use hand tools to smooth a dirt trail.

    Moab Mountain Bike Association volunteers conducting trail maintenance. 

Medicine Lake Trail