You Are Invited
The Bureau of Land Management extends an invitation for your participation in managing public lands within the State of Arizona. You can "Make a Difference" in conserving your heritage of natural and historic resources for future generations by simply volunteering in one of various volunteer positions or projects offered throughout the state. There's no better way to enjoy the outdoors. You'll also have an opportunity to meet new people and learn something new.
What are the Benefits?
BLM volunteers have the same benefits as Federal government employees for compensation for work-related injuries and tort claims protection. Although volunteers contribute their services without pay, they may deduct out-of-pocket expenses on income tax returns within the limits set by tax laws. Deductions can include car mileage, meals and lodging expenses incurred as a result of volunteer work.
Further Information on Volunteering
Take Pride in America - a national partnership initiative aimed at increasing volunteer service on America's public lands.
Volunteer.gov/gov/ - Building America's Communities of Service.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Bureau of Land Management. You will find volunteer positions for BLM and all federal land management agencies posted on www.volunteer.gov/gov/
You may also apply directly online. BLM Arizona offices participating in volunteer programs include:
Arizona State Office: 602-417-9200
Arizona Strip Field Office: 435-688-3200
Kingman Field Office: 928-718-3700
Lake Havasu Field Office: 928-505-1200
Yuma Field Office: 928-317-3200
Tucson Field Office: 520-258-7200
Safford Field Office: 928-348-4400
Phoenix District Office: 623-580-5500
Volunteers are typically matched to positions or projects that are similar to their knowledge, skill and abilities. More often than not, volunteers engage in opportunities that help develop special skills or help explore special interests. Volunteers are selected without regard to gender, race, age, disability or mental or physical challenge. Those under 18, however, usually serve as a member of a group, and must have written consent of a parent or guardian. Volunteers can work individually or as part of a group. Some volunteers work on a one-time or short-term project, while others serve under longer term agreements. Most BLM volunteers serve part-time, such as on weekends or during a certain season.
Applying for volunteer positions or projects is easy. Simply contact your local BLM office and ask for the volunteer coordinator for further assistance.
It's your land, lend a hand!