The Shawnee National Forest is located in the southern part of Illinois.
Where is this Forest?



Volunteer with us!

A group of volunteers walking down a path look at words.


Shawnee Volunteer Corps LogoPeople like you make Shawnee National Forest special. College students come to us for alternative spring breaks. People who care about nature help us combat non-native, invasive species. Other volunteers pick-up trash, identify and preserve historic sites, build and maintain trails, improve wildlife habitat – and more!

Work inside – or out. We will match your skills and the amount of time you can volunteer with the support we need.


Upcoming Service Days

Intern this summer with our trail crew

Join us for an alternative spring break!


Whether you are young or young at heart, an individual or with a group, the Shawnee Volunteer Corps has opportunities for you. For more information about volunteering for specific projects on the forest, contact us at (618) 833- 8576 or


Three photos of volunteers on the forest