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 are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete a volunteer application form and submit it to the office closest to you (Bedford or Tell City). Applications can be brought to either office, scanned and emailed, or mailed to our offices if you prefer (addresses are 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.


Annual Deam Wilderness & Pate Hollow Weed Wrangles

Volunteers Pulling Japanese Knotweed

Are you concerned for the health of our forests?  Keep them green by helping Hoosier National Forest and Monroe County Identify and Reduce Invasive Species.

View Feature