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There are a lot of volunteer opportunities waiting for you on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest! Volunteers are the heart beat of the Forest Service. There are many types of opportunities to assist as a volunteer (with the exceptions of law enforcement and firefighting). We match your talents and skills with your work preference to select a role that satisfies you, while best meeting our mission and providing a safe but rewarding project for your experience. You may prefer performing invigorating physical labor outdoors or help out in an office environment. Your commitment is up to you.

From campground host to trail groomer, there is something for almost everyone: kids and young adults, retirees, professionals, corporate teams, students, community service organizations and individuals in search of meaningful outdoor and stewardship projects. If you like people and care about our country's natural resources, the Forest Service welcomes your time and talents. Volunteer opportunities may also include non-native plant species eradication, monitoring wildlife populations, trail patrol and maintenance and more.

Why volunteer with the Forest Service?

  • Participate in important projects that can guide you to job interests and future careers.
  • Earn college credits through a college-approved intern program.
  • Become familiar with activities and mission of the Forest Service.
  • Enjoy a nice change of pace, an opportunity to relax in a beautiful outdoor setting, and a chance to interact with others.

Specific Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to speak with someone regarding volunteering in general, please Contact the Ranger District for which you want to volunteer. View this list of offices for location, addresses and phone numbers. We appreciate your willingness to donate your time and services.