Volunteering

Volunteering

Join us for rewarding work with great people in the tremendous landscape of the Eastern Sierra. The Inyo National Forest and its partners will teach you, challenge you, and give you a memorable experience.

"This is your day. Go forth. Do good. Tell the stories. And keep it wild."
- Ed Zahniser, primary author of the 1964 Wilderness Act


Graphic art dipicting mountain panorama logo for Friends of the Inyo organization.

Founded in 1986, Friends of the Inyo is a Bishop, CA based non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the preservation, exploration and stewardship of the region's public lands, made possible through member support, grant funding and federal agency partnerships. Friends of the Inyo host a variety of service trips to protect and restore wilderness and front-country areas on the Inyo National Forest. Visit their website for more about volunteer oppertunities with Friends of the Inyo. www.friendsoftheinyo.org


Wilderness Volunteers Logo

Wilderness Volunteers is a nonprofit organization whose mission is stewardship of America's wild lands through organizing and promoting volunteer service in cooperation with public lands agencies.


[Image]: Logo Banner of the Mammoth Ski Patrol

The Mammoth Basin Nordic Backcountry Patrol is a non-profit organization that helps provide a safe, quality experience to the wintering public in and around Mammoth Lakes California. As members of the National Ski Patrol, we take great pride in our commitment to public service and we place strong emphasis on safety awareness, as well as encouraging responsible environment usage. Our Patrollers are able to provide on-the-spot medical skills to those injured, lost or suffering from the winter environment. Nordic members are also available for search & rescue missions, as needed, in partnership with other agencies. For volunteering information, please visit the Mammoth Basin Patrol website.


Golden Trout Project

Trout Unlimited (TU), California Trout (CalTrout) and the Federation of Flyfishers (FFF) are assisting the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) in a collaborative effort to protect and restore the California Golden Trout in the Inyo National Forest. Volunteer projects in California are listed on the website:  https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Explore/Volunteering


American Hiking Society

American Hiking Society Volunteer Vacations

Join other volunteers as they experience the joy and camaraderie of working on a trail and conserving a legacy in America 's most remote wild places.

 


Image: Link and logo to Volunteer.gov/govVolunteer opportunities also exist at the national level with many federal agencies including National Parks, National Forests, USA Freedom Corps, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. For more information about these and other opportunities, please visit Volunteer.gov/gov and get involved in America's Communities of Service.



https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/inyo/workingtogether/volunteering