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BLM is seeking persons of all ages, from youth groups to retired professionals, to lend a hand by volunteering.  We have challenges and tasks for nearly anyone--working on range projects, helping with wildlife projects, improving recreation sites, gathering archeology information, and the list goes on.   Assignments vary in scope and duration and volunteers are only limited by the volunteer's willingness to serve.  Whatever your interest, there's a volunteer opportunity to match. 

The Monticello Field Office is routinely in need of Volunteer River Ranger Assistants on the San Juan River and Volunteer Backcountry Rangers at Cedar Mesa.  These positions are great for retired professionals who enjoy the outdoors, or individuals who are interested in gaining experience in recreation manangement, resource protection, and federal land management. 

What is BLM looking for in a Volunteer Ranger?

Friendly enthusiastic people who:

  • can make at least a four week commitment as a volunteer (40 hours, 5 days/week);
  • have the desire and ability to work with the public;
  • are interested in working on public lands;
  • have the ability to work outdoors in hot temperatures;
  • enjoy camping, hiking, rafting, climbing, or other outdoor pursuits;
  • have a valid driver's license.

To learn more about volunteering as an Assistant River Ranger on the San Juan River, click here.

To learn more about volunteering as a Backcountry Ranger at Cedar Mesa, click here

Click here to download and print a volunteer application.

For questions about these and other volunteer opportunities in the Monticello Field Office resource area, contact:

Silas Sparks

Volunteer Coordinator

BLM, Monticello Field Office

P.O. Box 7, Monticello, UT 84535

(435) 587-1504



For other volunteer opportunities on public lands visit www.volunteer.gov/gov/.