Volunteer with Georgia ForestWatch


Active Volunteer Opportunities

Wilderness Monitoring program: Help collect data submitted to the USFS on heavily used priority trails in Wilderness areas. More information and register here. Data collected will be used to protect areas from further environmental damage. This program is a partnership between Georgia ForestWatch (GAFW), Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS), and the US Forest Service (USFS).  

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

One-Day opportunities: Subscribe to our email list to ensure you are receiving our most up to date notifications. GAFW regularly schedules work days such as invasive pulls, trash pickups, forest monitorings, and other one-day opportunities. Join GAFW to receive even more opportunities to serve. 

Outing Leaders: Can you lead an outing or do you have an outing leader you want to recommend for our outing program? GAFW is also looking for connections to experts in a field relevant to the GAFW community to possibly lead outings. Can you introduce us? Contact us at outreach@gafw.org to find out more or make a connection. 

Join the Board of Directors: GAFW is always looking for active and engaged board members who can lead the growth and direction of the organization. To learn more, please send an email to Board Chair Anne Heikkila at anne.heikkila@icloud.com.   

Contribute an article: GAFW strives to produce a hardcopy newsletter each quarter and a digital newsletter that are both educational and enlightening. We are seeking writers and authors to contribute short and medium length newsletter articles on topics relevant to the GAFW community. No experience necessary. Please contact communications@gafw.org to discuss a submission. 

Internships: Interested in learning more about the forest while earning college credit? Contact us at outreach@gafw.org for more information.