Volunteering on the Mesa Ranger District

The Mesa Ranger District has a variety of opportunities for volunteers including group projects, individual work, and even position-specific jobs. Click on the topic that most interests you:

Group/Team Volunteering

Individual Volunteering

For additional projects open to the general public, visit the website Volunteer.Gov or Volunteers for Outdoor Arizona.

If none of these opportunities spark your interest, or if you have your own idea on how you want to volunteer for the Mesa Ranger District, let us know! Save the volunteer application to your computer, fill it out, and submit your application by:

  • E-mailing your application to Tonto_Volunteers@fs.fed.us (October through April) or southzonetontovolunteers@gmail.com (May through September)
  • Mailing or hand-delivering your application to the Mesa Ranger District at 5140 E. Ingram St, Mesa, AZ, 85205  OR
  • Faxing your completed application to 480-610-3346  OR
  • Going to Volunteer.Gov, searching for positions, and applying online

Still have questions? Send an email to Tonto_Volunteers@fs.fed.us (October through April) or southzonetontovolunteers@gmail.com (May through September) or call the Mesa Ranger District Office at (480) 610-3300 and ask for the Volunteer Coordinator. If your email has not been responded to within 10 days, contact the office.

Special Notes

Certain positions may have special requirements that may include:

  • A background check
  • A collection of fingerprints
  • Using your personal vehicle
  • Completing the process to obtain a government driver’s license
  • Wearing a government issued uniform
  • An age restriction- All volunteers under the age of 18 must have written permission from their parent/guardian before volunteering for the National Forest

Already a volunteer?

Current Volunteer Portal

Thank you for all of your hard work!

Forest Service Volunteer