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"Make a Difference" on Arizona's Public Lands

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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. - Building America's Communities of Service.


Volunteer Opportunities

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

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. 

How Do I Apply?

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!

Arizona OHV Ambassadors

OHV ambassador program

Do you own an Off-Highway Vehicle?

Do you enjoy motorized recreation on your public lands across Arizona?

The Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Arizona State Parks need YOUR HELP to maintain motorized trails, educate people about OHV and outdoor ethics, and numerous other opportunities. Become an Ambassador and be a part of a community working to promote responsible OHV use on the land.

Please follow the link (click heading or graphic) for more information. We look forward to working with you!