The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) greatly appreciates the energy and enthusiasm of the thousands of volunteers who contribute their time and experience to the public lands in Oregon and Washington. Volunteers blanket our public lands with important accomplishments and valuable achievements.
There are many different types of volunteer opportunities 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.
Volunteers can work individually or as part of a team and on short-term or long-term projects. Most BLM volunteers serve part-time, such as on weekends or during a certain season.
- Volunteer Projects
- Volunteer Contact List
- Volunteer Application form (PDF) - Please email applications to the contacts below.
If you have specific interests or questions please contact the OR/WA BLM Volunteer Coordinators, Maya Fuller or Jeannie Hoxer, at 503-808-6581 and BLM_OR_Volunteers_Mail@blm.gov.
2011 State Volunteer Program Highlights
In Fiscal Year 2011, OR/WA BLM ranked at the top nationally as one of the most productive state volunteer programs, utilizing 3,075 volunteers totaling 192,704 hours for an approximate value of $4.1 million. BLM volunteers all have one thing in common: enjoyment and appreciation for our nation's public lands. The BLM thanks all of our volunteers for their dedication and hard work.
2010 National Report
In Fiscal Year 2010, OR/WA BLM continued to maintain a successful volunteer program, with 2,532 volunteers contributing 170,767 hours for an approximate value of $3.6 million. The most recent national volunteer program report is available for download below. In addition, four individuals, two groups, one couple, and a BLM employee each received the prestigious BLM “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Award for their public service contributions at a May 5, 2010, ceremony at the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. The Oregon/Washington 2010 volunteers honored included: Khrystyl Best, Fisherman’s Bend Recreation Site and Chuck Frazier, Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, both located in Oregon.