Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to volunteer?
Anyone over the age of 18 years can volunteer. Youths under the age of 18 must 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.
What types of volunteer opportunities are available?
Many different types of volunteer opportunities are available and many fall into one of the following categories: fish and wildlife; recreation; rangelands; forests; geology, energy and minerals; archeology; history; watersheds; administrative support; public information; wild horses and burros; engineering and surveying; data management; and planning.
I'm interested in volunteering. How do I get started?
Once you are matched to a volunteer opportunity, you will work with your BLM project supervisor to complete a Volunteer Services Agreement. If you are volunteering a group or organization you will also need to complete one of these forms for the entire group. Each individual member of the group should provide their contact information as an attachment. If you are under 18 years old, you will need to fill out a parental consent form.
The BLM has 12 Field Offices in Idaho. Our location map shows the jurisdiction of each of the Field Offices, as well as address, telephone number, and name of the Field Manager for each office. Each region has a volunteer coordinator.