Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Oregon Department of Forestry. Volunteers are the backbone of our recreation program, with support for hiking, biking, OHV riding, target shooting, and everything in between.

Many opportunities (Campground Host, Tillamook Forest Center hosts) exist within the ODF Recreation, Education, and Interpretation program to allow people of all ages and backgrounds a chance to give back to their state forests.

Camp Hosting:

The ODF Recreation program has camp host positions at eight campgrounds spread across the Tillamook, Santiam and Clatsop state forests. Each year, opportunities arise for camp hosts throughout the forests, and everyone interested is encouraged to seek further information.

All camp hosts are provided:
  • Free campsite in a scenic campground
  • Firewood throughout the season
  • Power (An ODF generator with propane or electrical hook-ups)
  • Water (Either from a water tank or the campground system)
  • Septic (Either into below-ground tank or a RV tank)
  • ODF Uniforms and Gear
  • Training in the Recreational Field
The host season runs from the middle of May through the beginning of October. All hosts are preferred to stay for at least two months, but can serve many different periods. 

To be considered for the position, please submit an application online.

Tillamook Forest Center Volunteering:

The Tillamook Forest Center invites you to consider sharing your passion and experience to help make the center a memorable place for visitors. Whether assisting with programs, meeting and greeting visitors in the exhibit hall or on the trails, working in the gift shop and at the information desk, or helping behind the scenes, volunteers bring their own special insights and know-how to the Tillamook Forest Center team. For more information, please visit the Tillamook Forest Center​ website​.

We thank you for your support, which allows us to continue our mission to create lasting and diverse outdoor recreational, interpretive, and educational experiences that inspire visitors to enjoy, respect, and connect with Oregon's state forests.