Each year DNR volunteers give back to the recreation areas they enjoy and visit most.
Want to get involved? Consider volunteering.
We have many ways for you to get involved in caring for recreation experiences on DNR-managed lands. DNR had individual and group volunteer projects available. You can join a work party, become a campground host, or help protect DNR-managed land as a forest watch volunteer. Check out our upcoming volunteer opportunities on our calendar.
Join a work party. DNR couldn't offer the same level of recreational opportunities it does without the enduring commitment and care of our volunteers. Weekend work parties occur statewide. Use our calendar to find an upcoming event in your area. Remember, your efforts can also earn you a Discover Pass.
Love to camp? Live the dream. We're currently taking applications for campground hosts for the summer season. Campground hosts provide a positive, helpful, and informative DNR presence in campgrounds and recreation areas. Head to our Flickr album for photos and more information. To apply, fill out a Campground Host Application and background check form and email to our region staff, listed to the right.
Want to do your part to protect and enhance DNR-managed lands? Become a Forest Watch volunteer. Forest Watch volunteers help DNR have another presence on the landscape and recreation areas people visit most. Forest Watch volunteers take daily statistic reports, observation reports, and other daily tasks to keep DNR recreation areas fun and safe for visitors to enjoy for years to come.
If you're interested in volunteering with Forest Watch, submit a Forest Watch volunteer application and background check form. Volunteers must complete the Forest Watch orientation course, or the Forest Watch refresher course. To report illegal activity to DNR's Forest Watch program, call 1-855-886-8268 or email email@example.com.