Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation Board

2019 Volunteers and Service Award: Enduring Service

Since 1996, the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation has sustained over 2,000 miles of trail access into the third largest wilderness complex in the lower 48 states, serving eight ranger districts on three national forests.

Fact Sheet 2020

Why volunteer?

For more than 100 years, the Forest Service has brought people and communities
together to answer the call of conservation. Through campground hosting, trail
maintenance, visitor services, research and more, volunteers make significant
contributions to the legacy of conservation for future generations. 

Who can volunteer?

Volunteers are individuals and groups with varying levels of skills and abilities.
They work outdoors, help scientists conduct research or work with people at our 
many visitor's centers. There's something for everyone.

Volunteering provides great opportunities to:

  • Help improve forests and grasslands
  • Learn more about natural and cultural resources
  • Meet new people and form valuable connections
  • Get involved as a citizen steward

How to volunteer?

  • Contact your local forest or grassland, or Forest Service Regional Liaison
  • Search for partner organizations who work on forests or grasslands
  • Find all the latest information at http://forestservicestewardship.org
  • Create a profile and search for opportunities on public lands at

Volunteers are reimbursed for approved, out-of-pocket expenses but do not receive 
a salary or hourly wage. Volunteers must be signed up through an official Volunteer
Service Agreement (OF-301a), or work through a Forest Service partner organization. 


Download a copy of the Individual Volunteer Agreement (OF-301a)
Download a copy of the Group Volunteer Sign Up Form (OF-301b)
Read our latest Fact Sheet in English or in Spanish.

    Watch the video below to learn more about Forest Service volunteers.