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Become a 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.
  • Identify partner organizations who work on forests or grasslands.
  • Find all the latest information at
  • Create a profile and search for opportunities on public lands at