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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.

Support Wilderness Volunteers!

Wilderness Volunteers is cultivating a passion for Wilderness! We are a national nonprofit organizing volunteers for stewardship projects in cooperation with public land agencies across the USA.

Upcoming Projects


Camp Bob Marshall, Black Hills National Forest
06/11/2023 – 06/17/2023
Full (3 waiting)

Location: Custer, SD
Active. Bending, lifting. 


Join us for our first-ever project in the Black Hills National Forest! We’ll spend the week at the historic Camp Bob Marshall, reconstructing paths in the campground, building stairs, and adding railways to make the paths safer for users.

Project Rating: Active

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North Fork John Day Wilderness
06/18/2023 – 06/24/2023

Location:  North Fork John Day Wilderness, Umatilla National Forest
Strenuous. ~5 mile backpack in with 700′ lost. Daily hikes of 4-8 miles.
Backcountry: backpack camping with pack support
This is a medium elevation project: beginning at 5,100′

Help address backlogged trail maintenance issues on the North Fork John Day River Trail and the Silver Hill Trail, in the beautiful North Fork John Day Wilderness. 

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Gull Rock Trail, Chugach National Forest
06/25/2023 – 07/01/2023
Open (3 remaining)

Location: Hope, AK
Strenuous. Daily hikes up to 3 miles. 
Front country: 
tent camping in a designated campground

We are ecstatic to return to Chugach National Forest, Seward Ranger District (Hope, AK) for a 100-foot trail reroute to mitigate an eroding bluff that is taking the trail with it.

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Planting the Seed for a Lifetime of Adventure

Planting the Seed for a Lifetime of Adventure

When I was a kid, growing up in northern Illinois, most of my friends went on vacation to the Wisconsin Dells (a water park just a few hours north) or to more exotic places like Disneyworld in Florida. For me, family vacation was always South Dakota: the Black Hills...

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