photo of group of people looking at a tidepool at Cape Perpetua

Siuslaw National Forest volunteers play a vital role in helping us accomplish our goals. Volunteer opportunities exist here in recreation, wildlife, fisheries, research and office management. Some jobs are in an office environment and others involve outdoor physical labor.

As a volunteer, you choose an area of interest to you and we match your skills and interests with our needs. Training will be provided to you if your job requires it. 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.

Types of volunteer work available

Campground and Day Use Site Hosts

We post many of our volunteer opportunities such as campground hosts, OHV staging area hosts, roving caretakers, and more on Volunteer.gov. From the homepage, search KEYWORD: Siuslaw.

Visitor Center Staffing & Interpretive Volunteers

We have volunteer opportunities at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, the Devil's Churn Information Center, the Oregon Dunes Day Use, and the Oregon Dunes Visitor Center. Volunteers here will reap the benefits that come from helping people get the most out of their Oregon coast vacations. Details and Application Information

Natural Resource Opportunities

Plover monitoring, noxious weed removal, archeology

Office Management

Front Desk Staffing, filing and general office help

For more information on volunteer opportunities by district please contact the following people:

Central Coast Ranger District & Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area:
Kraig Lindelin

Hebo Ranger District:
Traci Merritt

To find out about volunteer opportunities on other National Forests, visit the Forest Service Volunteer site.