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Volunteer with DNR's Recreation and Natural Areas Programs 
Volunteers work on a non-motorized trail at Mima Falls Campground. Photo: DNR/Christine Redmond 

DNR's Recreation and natural areas programs NEED YOU!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with DNR
As a volunteer, you play a key role in the success of DNR’s Recreation and Natural Areas programs. Your energy, enthusiasm, hard work, and time make it possible for visitors to enjoy safe, sustainable, and high quality outdoor recreation experiences on the lands we managed. Volunteering is a great way to meet others who share a passion for outdoor recreation and to learn new skills.

DNR's volunteer calendar view the different opportunities for volunteers organized by DNR. Many projects also qualify for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass.

How can you volunteer? 

  • Become a forest watch volunteer - Now accepting applications!
  • Become a campground host for DNR
  • Become a site steward
  • Participate in work parties to help build and maintain trails and facilities
  • Restore damage to habitat and resources
  • Remove invasive weeds
  • Join an Adopt-A-Trail or Adopt-A-Site program
  • And much more!

DNR also posts volunteer events on its blog | Facebook page | and Twitter feed.

Who to talk to about becoming a volunteer
DNR has volunteer coordinators located throughout the state, listed below by region:

Volunteer Hero Award
In September 2012, DNR began the Commissioner’s Volunteer Hero Award program. Candidates are nominated based on thier demonstrated leadership and commitment in their sustained service to DNR's Volunteer Program.

 

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 Contacts

Kirk Thomas
Field Operations Coordinator
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
360-902-1645
kirk.thomas@dnr.wa.gov

Vacant
Recreation Communications & Outreach Coordinator
360-902-1066
@dnr.wa.gov

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