Photo of volunteer peeling logs for a cabin
Peeling logs for a cabin restoration

Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Forest Service and the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. The types of work a volunteer can perform are many and varied; the only tasks a volunteer cannot carry out are those associated with law enforcement. Your talents and skills are matched with your work preference to obtain a role that satisfies you and best fulfills the mission of the Forest Service/USDA. You may work on a part-time or full-time basis. You can participate in a one-time project or serve over several months, seasons, or year-round. The commitment you make is up to you. Training may be provided to you if your job requires it.

Our Bonners Ferry Ranger District is looking for volunteers this year for a variety of positions and special projects from backcountry cook to campground host.

Our Heritage Program is looking for volunteers to help with various projects including historic preservation of lookouts and campgrounds, archaeological inventories, historic and archaeological site monitoring, records and photo research.

Visit their volunteer pages for details: