BLM Montana/Dakotas Volunteer Program

Make a difference on your public lands! You can develop new skills, meet people who share your interests, and have fun while accomplishing something that could have far-reaching effects. You can work individually or as part of team, on long or short-term projects.

Every year, volunteers help complete numerous projects that would otherwise go undone due to staffing and budget constraints. The BLM depends on volunteers to act as campground hosts, staff visitor centers, and perform on-the-ground work. Volunteer assistance is also welcomed in areas such as:

  • Fish and Wildlife
  • Administrative Support
  • Surveying
  • Recreation
  • Public Information
  • Data Management
  • Rangelands
  • Wild Horses
  • Planning
  • Forests
  • Engineering
  • Mapping
  • Archeology

Volunteers working at Pompeys Pillar National Monument

Your volunteer experience may help you build skills for the future or even help you decide what your future will be. Students seeking internship credits are prime candidates, but there is something for just about anyone who is interested.

Any U.S. citizen over the age of 18 years can volunteer for the BLM. Youths under the age of 18 must volunteer with a parent/guardian or be part of an organized youth group such as a school, civic, or church group. You may be asked to undergo a background investigation before you volunteer.

You can apply for a specific position through and/or complete and submit a Volunteer Application (OF 301) to the office nearest you to match your skills and interests with volunteer opportunities. We strive to match volunteers with tasks that will be suitable and rewarding. Click here for a map of field office locations and phone numbers and here for a list of volunteer coordinators and phone numbers.


National BLM Volunteer Webpage 
Volunteer Opportunities (
National Public Lands Day