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A CORBA Volunteer saws through a tree on the El Prieto Trail. Photo: Robin McGuire

Volunteer with Angeles National Forest

The Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument have a large and vibrant volunteer program. Volunteers play a major role in the stewardship of our public lands and work in almost every area of the forest.

You are invited to join our volunteer team and become a steward of the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument! Nationwide, you will join a team of more than 2.8 million volunteers who, since 1972, have provided more than 123 million hours of service valued at over $1.4 billion.

Volunteers may also earn an America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass or a Southern California Adventure Pass for their contributions to the Angeles National Forest.

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Who can volunteer?

Anyone can volunteer!

  • Minors need parental consent

  • Churches, schools, community organizations, friends groups, businesses, or any other group

  • International visitors - find out more about the International Visitor Program


What can volunteers do?

Volunteers give interpretive talks, conduct artist workshops, staff fire lookouts, work with school groups, monitor endemic species, revegetate burned areas, pick up litter, build trails, rove wilderness, study stream conditions, provide information at visitor centers, and so much more. As you can see, volunteers are the heartbeat of the forest, contributing enthusiasm, skills, and time towards Caring for the Land and Serving the People.

How to volunteer?

graphic of person thinkingIf you're looking for a volunteer outing or one-time commitment, consider joining a Single Event Volunteer Project. They're designed for volunteers to show up, learn the project and safety information, and contribute for a day.

If you're looking for more than one day of volunteering, consider joining a Volunteer Group, or signing up as an Individual Volunteer. The types of volunteer work vary for each type of volunteering, as does the way volunteer opportunities are posted and interested volunteers apply.

Click the links above to learn more and apply to volunteer. We look forward to hearing from you.