We thrive on the good work of volunteers. We believe that getting volunteers like you actively involved in your wild lands connects you in a deeper, more lasting way. And makes all of us better stewards of precious places like the Absaroka-Beartooths!

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2019 Volunteer Opportunities

We have a lot of new projects to choose from in 2019! Read below.

Our 2019 Guide to Volunteer Projects

Here are 5 reasons you should join us on one of our trips…

  1. Tangible results. You will know that you accomplished something at the end of the day!
  2. Safety and Fun in numbers. Many people who love the outdoors might still be intimidated to spend more than a day out for fear of foul weather, getting lost, or maybe grizzly bears. Participate in our group trips and set those fears aside, learn new skills, and get to know new people.
  3. FREE! Adventures like this for FREE? That’s right! We provide the food on all multi-day trips. All you do is meet us, provide your own camping gear, and we handle the rest. We’ll even coordinate car-pooling when possible.
  4. Experiences for all abilities. Our trips vary in difficulty. We offer easier day-projects and citizen science projects, as well as multi-day trips which can be physically quite strenuous! BUT fear not… Every project has tasks that engage all abilities. With everyone’s help we get a lot done!
  5. We make it easy! We have horses pack in all our tools, food—even sleeping bags and tents! You hike in with a much lighter pack. Even if you are not a backpacker or capable of carrying a lot, these trips can still be great ways to see the backcountry and build your wilderness skills.

We work hard to accommodate anyone who wishes to volunteer. Groups are welcome as well as families. The work tends to be best suited for teens or older—people who can be fairly self-sufficient hikers/campers. Younger kids are welcome on day-long trips. You will be required to sign a volunteer agreement to ensure you are acting on behalf of the Forest Service. If you have any questions, contact us!

These projects are currently open for sign-up!:

South Fork of Deep Creek #388—National Trails Day
Jun 6, 2020

Location: South of Livingston—Yellowstone District

Work: Sawing out trees across the trail; treadwork (widening and grading the trail)

Description: National Trails Day occurs the first Saturday of June every year. The ABWF and Custer Gallatin National Forest have made a tradition of kicking off the season by working on one of our popular local trails. Local groups like the Livingston Bike Club and the Park County Environmental Council have traditionally added their volunteers to make this a great team effort.

Group size: Unlimited; we’ll split into small working groups in the wilderness; bring a friend!

Meeting time & location: 8:30 a.m. Yellowstone Ranger Station, 5242 Hwy 89 South

Bring: water, lunch, snacks, sun protection; a friend

Sign up!

South Fork of Deep Creek #388—National Trails Day
Jun 6, 2020

Location: South of Livingston—Yellowstone District

Work: Sawing out trees across the trail; treadwork (widening and grading the trail)

Description: National Trails Day occurs the first Saturday of June every year. The ABWF and Custer Gallatin National Forest have made a tradition of kicking off the season by working on one of our popular local trails. Local groups like the Livingston Bike Club and the Park County Environmental Council have traditionally added their volunteers to make this a great team effort.

Group size: Unlimited; we’ll split into small working groups in the wilderness; bring a friend!

Meeting time & location: 8:30 a.m. Yellowstone Ranger Station, 5242 Hwy 89 South

Bring: water, lunch, snacks, sun protection; a friend

Sign up!