"Caring for the Land, Serving People." These six words sum up the Forest Service's mission which is made possible by volunteer stewards like you. A wide range of volunteers of all abilities help the Gifford Pinchot National Forest with critical stewardship activities year-round.

Select a category below to learn more about opportunities to get involved:

Campground Hosts

Heritage/Archeology (see also Passport in Time)

Restoration & Stewardship

Trail maintenance and construction

Wilderness Stewardship

Volunteer at Mount St. Helens

Contact Us about Volunteering:

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Diane Bedell
Recreation Program Manager

Mount St. Helens Institute 
www.mshinstitute.org/volunteer (Volunteer in education, interpretation, events, climbing & trails

Mt. Adams Ranger District

David Wickwire
Recreation Program Manager
509-395-3410; david.wickwire@usda.gov

Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

Kacy Smith
Recreation Staff Officer
(360) 497-1120; kacy.smith@usda.gov

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Headquarters

Gala Miller
Community Engagement & Public Affairs
(360) 891-5014; gala.miller@usda.gov

Matt Mawhirter
Heritage Program Manager

Young naturalist at Mount St Helens

Young naturalist.