Information for agencies & Organizations

Wilderness Volunteers is a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 to organize service projects in cooperation with public land agencies.  

Our participants are screened for suitability for the project, our volunteers leaders have Wilderness First Aid training, we show up self contained with camping equipment, commissary gear and food, and all participants know that they are responsible for medical expenses and emergency evacuation should it be necessary. We stress safety on every project. We ask that tools necessary to do the project be supplied, for pack support if the project is a backcountry project, and for supervision of the work project (at least at the beginning of the project).

Our projects are usually 7 days long with the majority starting on a Sunday and ending the following Saturday.  We will work at least 4 of the days during the week depending on the logistics, and take at least one day off to rest and recreate.  We are looking for projects that are worthwhile and that would likely go undone without volunteer effort. 

We welcome project proposals and will be happy to discuss having a Wilderness Volunteers crew working with you. Our project planning cycle begins in August of the year before and we usually have a full schedule for the coming year by winter.

To submit a project proposal form, download a copy, complete the proposal, and email it to  

Project Proposal Form (PDF)

Project Proposal Form (docx)

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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.