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.


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 shawneevolunteercorps@yahoo.com.


Shawnee Volunteer Corp Workdays

Garden of the Gods Wilderness
Hitching Post Trailhead

March 17, April 14, May 12| 9 a.m. —  2 p.m.

 Learn about maintaining trails in wilderness areas with mules! Join the Forest Service working alongside pack animals hardening trail surfaces in Garden of the Gods Wilderness. Tools and safety gear will be provided. No experience necessary.

Registration is required. For information and registration visit www.tailsntrails.eventbrite.com or call 618-833-8576.

Three photos of volunteers on the forest