Volunteering

Passport In Time (PIT) Project Volunteers working an archaeological site

Feature Story

    Volunteer members of the Passport In Time (PIT) Program are excavating an archaeological site in the Kisatchie National Forest. Although the work consists of tedious and difficult labor needing an abundance of patience, all the volunteers will have many fond memories of their educational and historic outing with the professionals connected to the PIT Program. Without the assistance and cooperation of the volunteers, projects such as these would be very difficult if not impossible without them. Many thanks go out to all volunteers with the Kisatchie National Forest and throughout our nation because there's no greater gift than time.
 

Volunteering Information

Volunteers in Our National Forests:   Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Forest Service. 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. If you are retired or have summers free, you may wish to live on a national forest while you work as a volunteer. College students may perform volunteer service related to their coursework for college credit. A variety of jobs are available if you prefer the office environment. There are also numerous opportunities to perform vigorous but satisfying physical labor outdoors.

Information Links

USDA Forest Service Volunteer Page
Go here for information on how to volunteer with the Forest Service.

Volunteer.Gov
Building America's Communities of Service. One-stop portal with access to public sector volunteer positions that fit your skills and interests.

USA Freedom Corp.Gov
You can use the USA Freedom Corps Volunteer Network to find volunteer opportunities at home or abroad. Just enter geographic information, such as zip code or state, and your area of interest, so you can access service opportunities near your home or office, across the country or overseas.