The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests are located in the western center part of Colorado.
Where is this Forest?



Volunteer constructing a mountain bike trail on Flowing Park

The GMUG National Forest welcomes your help! Caring for your national forest and the needs of the people who use it is a big job. No matter what your training, experiences, or area of interest, there likely is a volunteer position for you in a field that interests you—trail work, campground hosting, bird surveys, information receptionist, range conservation, wilderness restoration, conservation education, and others.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering can provide valuable experience and lifelong memories.  Opportunities range from a single-day project to a long-term undertaking lasting for several months. The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest is a resource we all share. You may help fulfill the Forest Service mission, at the same time you:

  • Earn college credits with volunteer internships

  • Diversify your job experience

  • Provide community service

  • Increase your career choices

  • Meet people and form new friendships

Give it a try!  For more information, please contact the GMUG National Forest Volunteer Coordinator: Lee Ann loupe (970) 874-6717  or click on the links in the righthand column.

Volunteer Application

Volunteer as a cabin caretaker on the Grand Valley Ranger District

Quick Links

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A cheerful volunteer helps clear the Dave Wood Interpretive Trail.

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A Student Conservation Association volunteer helps stabilize a historic building at the Neosho Mine Site on the GMUG.