Richland Volunteer



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. You can participate in a one-time project or serve over several months, seasons, or year-round.

Projects can range from a single-day project to a long-term undertaking lasting for several months.

What captures your interest—trail work, campground host, bird surveys, information receptionist, wilderness restoration, conservation education, mapping, computers?

Why Volunteer?  The Nebraska & Samuel R. McKelvie National Forests, Buffalo Gap, Fort Pierre & Oglala National Grasslands is a resource we all own. What is in it for you? 

  • Earn college credits with volunteer internships

  • Diversify your job experience

  • Provide community service

  • Increase your career choices

  • Meet people and form new friendships

Key Contacts


Volunteer Contact
USDA Forest Service
Nebraska National Forest
125 North Main Street
Chadron, NE 69337

Volunteers excavate a Mosasaur

Forest Service Volunteers