Hands in thick work gloves plant a tree. Words on the image read


Monongahela National Forest welcomes individuals and groups wishing to assist in public lands stewardship. Some volunteer events are scheduled annually such as campground clean up days, Public Lands Day and programs with our partners. Individual opportunities are available including trail maintenance and campground hosts. Special programs can be arranged for your group such as internships, service projects or work days. 

In 2018, 106 volunteers served 16,848 hours on Monongahela National Forest! Volunteering in the National Forest can offer valuable experience and life long memories. Give it a try!  

How do I get started? 

Who can volunteer? 

  • Anyone can volunteer – people under 18 need parental consent. 
  • Churches, schools, community organizations, friend groups, businesses or any other groups and individuals.  

What can volunteers do? 

Volunteer activities can be tailored to your specific talents and interest or you can take advantage of opportunities to learn new skills. Some common activities include: 

  • Help manage campgrounds 
  • Interact with the public at visitor centers 
  • Help run events and lead projects, like National Public Lands Day 
  • Build and maintain trails 
  • Inventory wildlife and plants 
  • And much more! 

Additional information can be found at https://www.fs.fed.us/working-with-us/volunteers


Making it Shine on the Monongahela

A group of seven volunteers stand proudly in yellow caution vests, smiling in front of bags of trash

The Make-It-Shine program offered by the West Virginia Department of Protection (DEP) works with area partners and Monongahela land managers to put on events of forest beatification. Follow allow as our community comes together to make it shine and find out how you can get involved.