Be a Volunteer

You can make a difference!

Volunteers help the BLM in California to complete unfunded conservation work that would otherwise go undone. The program provides individuals and community organizations an opportunity to be actively involved in helping to better manage our public lands. 

How to Volunteer

Search for existing volunteer needs using

You can also complete and submit a Volunteer Application to the office nearest you to help match skills and interest with volunteer opportunities. Then enter into a volunteer agreement with a BLM office (see below).

Volunteer Agreement

Once you are matched to a volunteer opportunity, a Volunteer Services Agreement is signed by you and your volunteer supervisor. A group sign up sheet is available for groups volunteering together.

Who is eligible

Anyone over the age of 18 years can volunteer. It is recommended that youth under the age of 18 volunteer with a parent/guardian or be a part of an organized youth group such as a school, civic, or church group. Youth volunteers must have written parental or guardian consent.

More information

Contact the volunteer coordinator at the BLM California Field Office nearest you. 

You may also want to take a look at this helpful guide:  Volunteering for the Bureau of Land Management: A Helpful Guide

Wild Horse and Burro Program Volunteers

Volunteers for the Wild Horse and Burro Program - The Bureau of Land Management’s California Wild Horse and Burro Program has many opportunities for the public to volunteer.

Join us September 24, 2016 for

A Thank You to 
our Volunteers

Volunteers who have provided 250 hours of service are eligible for the America the Beautiful Volunteer Pass.

The pass covers entrance and/or standard amenity fees for one year on lands managed by BLM, National Park Service, Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, and the Forest Service.