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weed pull project in Aspen

Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Forest Service. The types of work a volunteer can perform are many and varied—the only tasks a volunteer cannot carry out are those associated with law enforcement.

Your talents and skills are matched with your work preference to obtain a role that satisfies you and best fulfills the mission of the Forest Service. You can participate in a one-time project or serve over several months, seasons, or year-round. The White River National Forest welcomes you and hope we can find a volunteer job that's just right for you!


Volunteering on all public lands:


Volunteering for the Forest Service, agency-wide:

Forest Service National Volunteer Website

Volunteering in Colorado:

Volunteers For Outdoor Colorado

What Projects?

Projects can range from a single-day project to a long-term undertaking lasting for several months.

What captures your interest—trail work, campground host, bird surveys, information receptionist, wilderness restoration, conservation education?

Why Volunteer?

The White River National Forest is a resource we all own, and with your help the Forest will remain one of the most beautiful and exciting spots in the nation.

  • Earn college credits with volunteer internships
  • Diversify your job experience
  • Provide community service
  • Increase your career choices
  • Meet people and form new friendships