Ohio River Foundation crewmembers build a pollinator habitat.

Ohio River Foundation crewmembers build a pollinator habitat. Image source: USDA

There are many opportunities to volunteer on the Hoosier National Forest. We welcome individuals and groups that wish to assist in the stewardship of their public lands. We may also be able to arrange special programs such as internships, service projects, or work days for your group. Volunteers may even be able to earn a free trail permit! Give us a call at either of our offices to get more information.


Becoming a Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer, please complete a volunteer application form and submit it to either of the volunteer coordinators listed to the right of this page. Applications can be brought to any of our offices, scanned and emailed, or you mailed to our offices if you prefer (addresses should be in the left hand bar).


Volunteer Requirements

Volunteers working in our office, on our computer system, or one-on-one with an employee, other volunteer, or with children will require finger printing and a background check done at government expense. Volunteers who work alone or with large groups are not required to have background checks. Volunteer positions requiring background checks may not begin until background checks are completed.


Brooks Cabin Volunteers Wanted for 2019

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The Hoosier National Forest is filling several part-time volunteer (unpaid) positions to assist with operating the Brooks Cabin Wilderness Welcome Center! Have an interest in history, Leave No Trace outdoor ethics, or just want to share your passion for the Forest? We're looking for you!

Volunteer and Earn a Free Trail Permit

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Horse and bike riders can earn a free trail permit by volunteering for trail projects. Find out more about details of how to give back, and get a little something in return. 

Key Contacts

Volunteer Coordinators

Brownstown Ranger District (Bedford)

Danielle King

Tell City Ranger District

Alexander Johnson