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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 and 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.

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Welcome to the Forest Service: A Guide for Volunteers

Volunteer Service Application

Contact our district offices to learn of available opportunities, or check in with one of our partner organizations listed below!

PCT Assoc logo The mission of the Pacific Crest Trail Association is to protect, preserve and promote the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail as a world-class experience for hikers and equestrians, and for all the values provided by wild and scenic lands.
Siskiyou mtn club logo The Siskiyou Mountain Club (SMC) was formed to promote, enhance and preserve primitive outdoor destinations in the Siskiyou backcountry. They coordinate stewardship projects, produce field guides and educational materials, and lead active outdoor adventures for the public.
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The Trash Dogs is a volunteer organization dedicated to maintaining trash free national forest lands and all roads in Curry County Oregon.

Sand Mountain Society logo The Sand Mountain Society is committed to the preservation of our historic and natural resources.
AWTA Logo for web The Ashland Woodlands and Trails Association is committed to helping Ashland preserve, maintain and provide appropriate public access to the woodlands and trails for the people of our community.