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Become a spokesperson for the national forests of central Oregon. You have the opportunity to apply your skills and inform visitors of the natural wonders surrounding this area.  Whether you are out in the field or assisting in our information centers, volunteering provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of central Oregon while working with your U.S. Forest Service.

You can help visitors learn about geology, join archeologists to document prehistoric sites, maintain trails for hiking, skiing, horseback riding, running, mountain biking, off-highway vehicle riding, or snowmobiling. There are many opportunities for volunteers in central Oregon. Find yours today.


For current volunteer opportunities please contact the listed representative of the forest:

  • Deschutes National Forest: Stacey Cochran, Volunteer & Stewardship Coordinator for the Deschutes National Forest at (541) 383-5530, stacey.cochran@discovernw.org

Learn more about volunteering on the Deschutes National Forest at www.discoveryourforest.org/volunteer.  

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Do you want to meet other people, or just need someone else on the other end of that saw? How about joining one of these great volunteer groups? Much of the volunteer work on the forests is accomplished through groups. Go here to read more about these volunteer groups that help the forests.


Friends of the Forest Days are great opportunities for families and individuals to volunteer and have fun. The National Forest Foundation (NFF) hosts Friends of the Forest Days around the country in partnership with local organizations. To learn more about volunteer opportunities and the NFF, please visit their website http://www.natlforests.org

Are you interested in organizing a special volunteer event such a 'work day' for your club, company or group? We would love to work with you! Please contact the Volunteer Program Managers listed above to determine timelines and locations.

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Key Contacts


Deschutes National Forest, Partnership and Volunteer Program Manager

Discover Your Forest, Volunteer and Stewardship Coordinator

Ochoco National Forest, Partnership and Volunteer Program Manager