Volunteers working on a trail in the Coconino Forest

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 and firefighting.

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 may work on a part-time or full-time basis. You can participate in a one-time project or serve over several months, seasons, or year-round. The commitment you make is up to you.

Training may be provided to you if your job requires it. College students may perform volunteer service related to their coursework for college credit.

A variety of jobs are available if you prefer the office environment. There are also numerous opportunities to perform vigorous, but satisfying, physical labor outdoors.


More Information

Things You Need To Know

  • Information on uniforms, work sites, vehicles, radio use, and orientation/training.

If you are interested in pursuing volunteer work on the Coconino National Forest, contact the Volunteer Coordinator for the Ranger District of interest.

For a current list of seasonal opportunities go to Volunteer.gov. Please note these opportunities are generally advertised in the fall and winter months for the upcoming summer season.

  • Enter the search terms "Coconino National Forest".
  • From the list of current opportunities, select the More Info button.
  • Review the details and select the Apply Now button.
  • Submit your application and allow one to two weeks for application review.


Flagstaff Ranger District

The Flagstaff Ranger Station is located on the east side of Flagstaff, Arizona. This district covers the northern region of the Forest, including the San Francisco Peaks and surrounding volcanic field south to Mormon Lake, and southeast to the canyon rims of Sycamore Canyon and the Red Rock-Secret Wilderness.

Flagstaff Ranger District Volunteer Contact

Matt Sommer, 928-527-8290

Flagstaff Volunteer Events Calendar

Flagstaff Ranger District Volunteer Opportunities

  • Camp Elden Volunteer Program - Spring/Summer volunteer opportunities in beautiful Flagstaff that allow you to hook up your RV/Trailer with utilities and volunteer on the Forest for three to four days a week. There are a variety of skills and abilities needed every summer in the cool mountain pines!
  • Friends of Northern Arizona Forests - is a dedicated group of volunteers motivated to  help the Forest Service maintain, protect, and restore natural and cultural resources for the enjoyment of all generations. This diverse solution-oriented group consists of volunteers from all ages and backgrounds, each bringing a unique skill and ability.  All share a love of being outdoors and protecting and enhancing our forests. 

Mogollon Rim Ranger District

The Mogollon Rim Ranger Station is located in the Happy Jack, Arizona. This Ranger District covers the Blue Ridge area, north of the Mogollon Rim and south of Mormon Lake northeast of the town of Strawberry, Arizona

Mogollon Rim Ranger District Volunteer Coordinator

Amelia Galusky, 928-477-5000

Mogollon Rim Ranger District Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to using Volunteer.gov, you may also print an application and mail it to:

Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
Mogollon Rim Ranger District
8738 Ranger Rd.
Happy Jack, AZ 86024




Red Rock Ranger District

The Red Rock District Ranger Station is located 1 mile south of the Village of Oak Creek, near Sedona, Arizona. This district encompasses the Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, and Verde Valley areas.

Red Rock Ranger District Volunteer Coordinator

Brady VanDragt, 928-978-8773

View upcoming Red Rock Volunteer Events

Red Rock Ranger District Volunteer Opportunties

In addition to using Volunteer.gov, you may also print an application and mail it to:

Brady VanDragt, Volunteer Partnership Coordinator
Red Rock Ranger District
P.O. Box 20429
Sedona, AZ 86341

Additional Red Rock Volunteer Resources

  • Friends Of The Forest Sedona provides teamwork and financial resources to assist the Forest Service in its day-to-day operations by assisting with visitor services, education, trail maintenance, and many other aspects of operations of the Red Rock District.




Forest-wide and Beyond

Additional Volunteer Resources

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Arizona OHV Ambassadors logo

Do you own an Off-Highway Vehicle?
Do you enjoy motorized recreation on your public lands across Arizona?

The Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Arizona State Parks need your help to maintain motorized trails, educate people about OHV and outdoor ethics, and numerous other opportunities. Become an Ambassador and be a part of a community working to promote responsible OHV use on the land.