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


Leader Training – Hybrid Course
07/02/2024 – 08/25/2024

Location: Online class

This hybrid Leader Training Course consists of an 8-week online program in addition to a Wilderness Volunteers project of the student’s choice to complete the training. If you’re interested in becoming a Wilderness Volunteers project leader, please email us at info@wildernessvolunteers.

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North Fork John Day Wilderness, Umatilla National Forest
07/14/2024 – 07/20/2024
Open (1 remaining)

Location: Olive Lake, OR
Strenuous. Daily hikes of 5-10 miles.
Front country. Tent camping in a designated campground.
This is a medium elevation project: 6,200 ft.

This project will aim to address deferred maintenance on 2 wilderness trails in the North Fork John Day Wilderness: Lost Creek Trail and the Saddle Camp Trail.

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Trinity Alps Wilderness
07/21/2024 – 07/27/2024
Open (4 remaining)

Location: Coffee Creek, CA
Strenuous. 6-mile hike w/ 1,600′ gain. Daily hikes 3-6 miles w/ 800′-1400′ change.
Backpacking with pack support
This is a high-elevation project: 6,100’+ ft.

Spend a week in the beautiful Trinity Alps Wilderness to complete trail work with a focus on clearing the trail of downed trees with crosscut and hand saws, clearing brush, and re-treading sections of the trail.

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Get To Know the Mokelumne Wilderness

Get To Know the Mokelumne Wilderness

Maybe you've heard of the Mokelumne Wilderness, the Mokelumne River, or another example, but have wondered "How do you pronounce Mokelumne?" Say it with me: moo-ka-la-mi. The name Mokelumne means “people of the fishing nets” in Miwok, and is the band of Miwok peoples...

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To Visit & Volunteer with Reverence

To Visit & Volunteer with Reverence

We got the chance to chat with Jeffrey Morris, the Outdoor Recreation Planner at Canyon of the Ancients National Monument to learn more about our planned project and this area. This Colorado National Monument is 260 miles northwest of Albuquerque, NM, 110 miles...

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2023 Wilderness Volunteers Photo Contest

2023 Wilderness Volunteers Photo Contest

One of our favorite community activities is the annual photo contest and we're excited to kick it off! This contest is open to all project leaders and volunteers who participated in a 2023 Wilderness Volunteers project. It's time to sit down with your phone, your...

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