National Forest Foundation

Volunteer Opportunities

Friend of the Forest Day at the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

When: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Who: 35 volunteers, Midewin Youth Corps

Where: Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Joliet, Illinois

Volunteers will be conducting conservation activities alongside the Midewin Youth Corps, likely conducting planting and seed harvesting. The Midewin Youth Corps is made up of students from North Lawndale College Prep School in Chicago, who are employed full-time to work on the site during June and July.

Commemorative Emigrant Trail Volunteer Event

This work is a component of a large scale project that melds stream and riparian restoration with recreation improvements, in order to re-open a 1.4 mile segment of this 15 mile multi-use trail popular with mountain-bikers, trail runners and day hikers. The NFF, REI, and the USFS are working with local partners to install two large bridges to connect the trail, which has already been relocated out of the riparian zone. Volunteer work will complement these efforts. 

When: Wednesday, August 2 and Saturday, August 5, 2017

Where: Tahoe National Forest, Truckee, California

Quandary Peak Trail Maintenance

Join the National Forest Foundation, Friends of Dillon Ranger District and the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative for a trail work event atop Quandary Peak, one of Colorado's most visited Fourteeners. 

When: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Where: Quandary Peak, White River National Forest

**note: navigate through the calendar here to register.

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 16, 9:00-2:00pm

Who: 150 volunteers and staff

Where: Base area of the Stevens Pass Mountain Resort

Volunteers must register by July 31, 2017. 


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.