Resources for employees impacted by fire


Volunteer Opportunities

Across the Pacific Northwest, volunteer help sustain our nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. Volunteering on your public lands is a great way to spend a summer, jump-start your career, or serve your country. Whether you want to volunteer during the summer, throughout the year, or for a single event, there are many ways you can volunteer with the Forest Service or our partner organizations.

Ready to volunteer on your public lands?

Get started as a volunteer

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Campground hosts maintain campgrounds, talk with campers, collect fees, and spend the season living on a National Forest.

Trail crews

Construction & Maintenance folks have a knack for building things and improve Forest Service lands and facilities.

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Conservation Education volunteers share help inspire others at events and visitor centers.

Trails and hiking

Trail & Site Maintenance folks don't mind getting your hands dirty repairing trails or removing invasive plants.

Backcountry & Wilderness

Backcountry program volunteers hike the trails and are stewards for our Wildernesses.

Wildlife and fish

Fish & Wildlife volunteers help scientists with research to maintain vital animal habitat.

Fire prevention

Fire Prevention programs educate the public or work in the field to promote fire safety.


Archeology & Historic Preservation folks chronicle our collective past & preserve our stories.

Natural resources

Natural Resources people support healthy water, soil, plants, timber, and other Forest Service resources.

GIS technology

GIS & Technology volunteers apply their skills to apply current tech for forest health.

General assistance

General Assistance volunteers do what needs doing around the office and welcome folks to the Forest Service.

Backcountry & Wilderness

Youth Crews help out across the region out on the land.  Most come with stipends.

For information about volunteering opportunities on your local forest, please select the forest you'd like to volunteer on to be directed to their volunteering page on their website: 

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Colville National Forest
Deschutes National Forest Fremont-Winema National Forest
Gifford Pinchot National Forest Malheur National Forest
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Mt. Hood National Forest
Ochoco National Forest Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Olympic National Forest Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
Siuslaw National Forest Umatilla National Forest
Umpqua National Forest Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Willamette National Forest  

Helping Out During and After a Wildfire