Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Volunteer Opportunities
You Are Invited!
On behalf of the staff of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, welcome to the team! Volunteers play an important role at Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is a hidden jewel within the National Conservation Landscape System managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is the nation's first monument designated in recognition of the area's biological diversity. As a volunteer, you help us not only preserve this special place, but you also share it with visitors from around the world. You make it less hidden and even more of a jewel!
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 monument volunteers serve part-time, such as on weekends or during a certain season.
What are the Benefits?
Our volunteer program helps us to accomplish more than we could on our own. Volunteers are involved in virtually every aspect of monument operations. Benefits include:
- personal enrichment and experience working in a national monument setting;
- experience in communicating with people of all ages;
- training and the tools needed to do the job;
- rewarding and challenging work experiences for all volunteers.
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument 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.
How Do I Apply?
Applying for volunteer positions or projects is easy.
- Complete and sign our volunteer application (PDF).
- Contact Christine Beekman, Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument volunteer coordinator, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 541-618-2320.
Further Information on Volunteering
- Volunteering for the Bureau of Land Management: A Helpful Guide (PDF)
- Volunteer.gov - For an up-to-date listing of BLM volunteer opportunities across the country. Building America's Communities of Service.