"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 today:

Mount St. Helens Institute

Mount St. Helens Insititute works with volunteers interested in education, interpretive programs, events, climbing and trails.


Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Amy Wilson
Community Engagement
(360) 449-7831; awilson@fs.fed.us


Mt. Adams Ranger District

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

Justin Ewer
Wilderness and climbing
(509) 395-3390; jewer@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!

Volunteer on the Volcano!

Volunteers at Science and Learning Center

Gifford Pinchot National Forest partners with the Mount St. Helens Institute to keep the volcano in our backyard safe, clean and enjoyable for all.  Find out how you can help!


Campground Hosts

The Gifford Pinchot needs dedicated and helpful campground hosts.

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.