National Forest Foundation

Volunteer Opportunities

Get involved and give back to your National Forests.

Find Your Fourteener 2020 Volunteer Events

When: June through September 2020

Where: Mt. Elbert, Grays & Torreys Peak, Kit Carson Peak, Pikes Peak

Who: Find Your Fourteener Partner Organizations

Click here for a full event list and registration details.

Through the Find Your Fourteener campaign the NFF is partnering with Colorado outdoor stewardship groups and the U.S. Forest Service so that together we can do more on our majestic Fourteeners. We are working collaboratively to increase the pace and scale of trail improvements and ecological restoration. Our vision is to work together to build and maintain a sustainable trails network, ensuring these peaks remain healthy and inviting for decades to come. With help from skilled, passionate volunteers like you, we can complete even more on-the-ground work on Colorado’s Fourteeners.

See below for standing volunteer opportunities through our partners and other organizations.


HistoriCorps® engages volunteers, students and veterans to save historic buildings for public benefit. Volunteer sessions are typically one week long. All meals, tools, and campsites are provided. Preservation work is conducted under the guidance of a seasoned Project Supervisor and Crew Leader and in compliance with The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, the national standard for historic preservation.

Since 2009, HistoriCorps® has completed more than one hundred projects in National Forests across the country. Our projects are as varied as the forests themselves. From car-camping in the northeast, to hike-in wilderness areas; from forest fire look-out tower to grand lodges near the northern border, there is no shortage of options to choose from.

When: Many opportunities, from January to November.

Who: No experience necessary. Minimum age is 14. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Where: National Forests across the country. Volunteers make their own way to the project location.

Volunteers must register in advance.

HistoriCorps® is a 501 (c)(3) organization. As a service learning partner of the U.S. Forest Service, HistoriCorps is committed to the preservation and stewardship of significant resources on public lands.


While the NFF has limited direct volunteer opportunities, we are happy to share information about your organization’s volunteer opportunities on our National Forests. If you have a volunteer opportunity you’d like to share, please contact Hannah Featherman.