"Caring for the Land, Serving People." These six words sum up the Forest Service's mission. Our mission is made possible by volunteer stewards like you! A wide range of volunteers help the Gifford Pinchot National Forest with activities such as:

Contact Us about Volunteering:

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Erik Ophaug
Community Engagement Specialist
(970) 261-0526; erik.ophaug@usda.gov

Mount St. Helens Institute works with volunteers in education, interpretive programs, events, climbing & trails: www.mshinstitute.org/volunteer/

Mt. Adams Ranger District

Dean Robertson
Recreation and Trails
(509) 395-3484; dlrobertson@fs.fed.us

Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

Andrea Durham
Recreation Planner and Wilderness
(360) 497-1173; adurham@fs.fed.us

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Headquarters

Gala Miller
Community Engagement
(360) 891-5014; galamiller@fs.fed.us


Pacific Crest Trail Association Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers work hard

The Pacific Crest Trail Assoc. advocates and improves recreation opportunities along the Trail.  Find out how you can contribute to the stretch in our National Forest as a volunteer!

Washington Trails Association Volunteer Opportunities

The Washington Trails Association promotes hiking as a healthy, fun way to explore the outdoors.  Join one of their trail work parties on the forest.