Volunteer Positions in the Snoqualmie Ranger District

Snoqualmie Ranger District encompasses almost 350,000 acres of land, including 110,000 acres within the Alpine Lakes, Norse Peak, and Clearwater Wilderness areas. Full and part-time volunteers are needed.

Applicants should be physically fit, enjoy interacting with the public, and have a strong interest in protecting natural resources.

Wilderness Ranger (May-Oct.)

Duties: Patrol and maintain trails, lakes and campsites; restore damaged areas; assist and educate visitors; monitor condition of wilderness resources.

Skills Needed: Education or experience in land stewardship, environmental education, and outdoor recreation are helpful.

Fire Lookout (May-Oct.)

Duties: Work with other volunteers to help maintain lookout towers; monitor radio communications; greet visitors; maintain the building as needed.

Skills Needed: Must be mature and willing to work in harsh environments.Carpentry and painting skills would be helpful.

Restoration Assistant (May-Oct.)

Duties: Cultivate and care for native plants used to restore lakeshores, campsites and trails damaged by recreational use and monitor restoration projects.

Skills Needed: Possess a green thumb and interest in native plantsBackground in botany or ecology useful.

Lake Steward (May-Oct.)

Individuals or groups adopt a backcountry lake or other destination in need of stewardship in the Snoqualmie Ranger District.

Duties: Schedule regular visits to the area, greet visitors, clean-up garbage, maintain campsites and signage; advise Forest Service managers of area needs and concerns.

Skills Needed: Background in resource management would be helpful.

Visitor Information Assistant (May-Oct.)

Duties: Assist Forest visitors at the Snoqualmie Pass Visitor Information Center. Provide information on trail conditions, recreational opportunities, and required permits.

Skills Needed: Should be familiar with local trails and other recreational opportunities.

Mail applications to:

Volunteer Coordinator
Snoqualmie Ranger District, North Bend Office
902 S.E. North Bend Way, Bldg 1
North Bend, WA 98045
(425) 888-1421

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