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Here are vital steps you can take as a volunteer
to shape the future of your forest:

Become a Wilderness Ranger
As a Volunteer Wilderness Ranger, you play a crucial role in the White River National Forest. You will be the officially uniformed USDA Forest Service representative interacting with trail users. Volunteer Wilderness Rangers are friendly and informative, educating trail users on wilderness ethics and regulations. Often times you will be asked to identify wildlife, plants, and geography of the area. If you can't wait to put on hiking or riding boots, are in good physical shape, and love working outdoors, join us as a Volunteer Wilderness Ranger.

Become a Forest Ambassador
Do you enjoy meeting people from all over the world? Informing visitors about the Forest is a key duty. With your help, visitors can knowledgeably and safely plan adventures as they explore all that the Forest has to offer.

Become a Visitor Information Services Volunteer
Would you like to help people with planning their visit to the White River National Forest? Would you like to share your insights on local happenings? Join our team of courteous representatives and enjoy welcoming the visiting public to our beautiful community. As a Visitor Information Services Volunteer you will interact with the guests sharing your exceptional knowledge of trails, camping, wilderness practices, and fun things to do in town. Visitor Information Services Volunteers will assist visitors at the Aspen-Highlands Visitor Center and the Sopris Ranger District. We ask for a one-day per week commitment especially throughout the summer-fall season.

Become a Certified Master Naturalist
As a volunteer you are invited to participate in the nationally accredited Master Naturalist Program sponsored by the Forest Conservancy. The goal of the Forest Conservancy Master Naturalist Program is to build the competency of our volunteers as skilled educators, knowledgeable field ecologists, and dedicated conservationists. You will be trained to 'read' the landscape, develop knowledge of and respect for the environment, and educate others in natural resource conservation practices. Join our team of Certified Master Naturalists and skillfully connect people with nature, motivate change, and inspire citizen action.

Serve Behind the Scenes
We need many volunteers with a variety of skills to keep the Forest Conservancy moving forward. You can help us plan events, write articles or take photographs for our newsletter, or join our fundraising efforts. Whatever your skills and interests, the Forest Conservancy has a place for you.

Your active participation translates into long-lasting results!

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Volunteering Preference:
  Wilderness Ranger
Forest Ambassador
Visitor Information Services Volunteer
Master Naturalist
Behind the scenes (explain below)

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