Volunteers in the 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 fire, and 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. 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 hundreds of opportunities for you to work as a Forest Service volunteer, and the opportunities are constantly changing. 

Volunteer Resources - application, agreements and other documents.

Volunteer Opportunities:

If you have a specific volunteer project idea or are interested in what volunteer opportunities we have, contact Volunteer Coordinator Jane Mobley at jmobley@fs.fed.us or call 573-996-2153.