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.

In addition to the listings below, we also post volunteer opportunities on Volunteer.gov.  


  • Trails maintenance and monitoring
  • Campground Hosts
    Come join us on the Oregon coast working in one of our Forest Service campgrounds. We have OHV and other campgrounds.
  • Visitor Center Staffing & Interpretive Volunteers
    Opportunities at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, the Devil's Churn Information Center, the Oregon Dunes Day Use, or the Oregon Dunes Visitor Center at the Oregon Coast. Volunteers here will reap the benefits that come from helping people get the most out of their coast vacations.

Natural Resource Opportunities:

  • Plover monitoring

  • Noxious weed removal

  • Archeology

Office Management

  • Front Desk Staffing

  • Filing and general office help

For information about other volunteer opportunities, contact one of our Forest Service Offices

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