National Forest Foundation

Volunteer Opportunities

Friends of the Forest Day with Stevens Pass

The National Forest Foundation, Stevens Pass Mountain Resort and U.S. Forest Service are excited to host a Friends of the Forest® volunteer stewardship event to remove trash from the mountain slopes of scenic Stevens Pass. Volunteers will have an opportunity to ride a ski lift to reach cleanup areas.  Complimentary BBQ lunch is provided by the Stevens Pass Mountain Resort.  

Volunteers should bring rain gear, bug repellent, and, in order to work on the steep slopes, wear ankle supporting boots with good traction (i.e. hiking or work boots). 

When: August 1, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Who: 150 volunteers and staff

Where: Base area of the Stevens Pass Mountain Resort

Volunteers must register by July 22, 2018

Quandary Peak Collaborative Volunteer Event

When: Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9, 2018

Who: 60+ volunteers with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, Colorado Fourteeners Initaitive and the NFF 

Where: Quandary Peak, Dillon Ranger District, White River National Forest, Breckenridge, Colorado

This event is part of 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

Pikes Peak (Devil's Playground) Collaborative Volunteer Event

When: Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16, 2018

Who: 30+ volunteers with the Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Colorado Mountain Club, Friends of the Peak and the NFF 

Where: Devil's Playground Trail, Pikes Peak, Pikes Peak Ranger District, Pike & San Isabel National Forest

This event is part of 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.

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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.

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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 Greg Peters.