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Giving Something Back

Since 1997

Wilderness Volunteers has been providing affordable and meaningful volunteer service opportunities that conserve and protect America’s wild lands since 1997. Working in cooperation with the US Forest Service, National Park Service, the BLM, the US Fish & Wildlife Service and others, you’ll be inspired and invigorated when you see how much a group can accomplish in a few days.

Upcoming Projects


Shenandoah National Park
10/08/2023 – 10/14/2023

Location: Shenandoah National Park, VA
Strenuous. 4-8 mile daily hikes, varied project scope
Front Country:
tent camping at a designated campground

This project is designed to distribute the labor of a Wilderness Volunteer crew among several divisions within Shenandoah National Park to accomplish the most amount of work, to allow the crew to experience many different aspects within a national park, etc.

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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park
10/08/2023 – 10/14/2023
Open (1 remaining)

Location: Three Rivers, CA
Front country: tent camping in a designated campground
This is a high-elevation project: 6,000+ ft.

Volunteers will help park staff with restorative planting in Sequoia Groves after devastating wildfires, and other needed work. 

Project Rating: Active

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City of Rocks National Reserve (fall)
10/22/2023 – 10/28/2023
Open (1 remaining)

Location: City of Rocks National Reserve, ID
Strenuous: 4-8 mile daily hikes
Front country: Tent or car camping in a designated campground

This project is designed to completely reestablish Owl Rock Trail, which has fallen into great disrepair though trail maintenance, clearing vegetation, and more. 

This project was made possible by a grant from Access Fund.

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