Who Can Volunteer with the Forest Service?
Anyone who wants to become involved may apply! Both individuals and groups of a variety of ages, lifestyles, and professions can contribute to the mission of the Forest Service. Typical volunteers include retirees, professionals, counselors, college students, teenagers, and children. • Those under the age of 18 must have written consent from their parents or guardians. • Volunteers must be in good enough health to perform their duties without risk to themselves or others. • Persons with disabilities are encouraged to volunteer. The Forest Service encourages diversity in the volunteer work force just as it does for its paid employees. This diversity enhances the work experience and brings the Forest Service’s message back to communities and people who may benefit from its mission.