Conservation Corps

Help maintain trails and structures on Mount St. Helens


“One of the reasons I chose to volunteer at Mount St. Helens was my connection to the land. My great-grandparents had a cabin near Ariel, and I spent a lot of time there as a child. The first place I volunteered at was Ape Cave—a place I had visited a hundred times as a child. So it was meaningful to me to help improve it.”

- Katherine Bilyeu, MSHI Conservation Corps & Mountain Steward Volunteer

We love Mount St. Helens, and want to make sure that the mountain is accessible and healthy for those who visit the Mountain today, as well as 20 or 50 years from now. Conservation corps volunteers help us achieve this goal by volunteering for a variety of projects, some of which include: trail maintenance, invasive weed removal, building upkeep, habitat restoration, and more.

Learn more about this volunteer role and the requirements for this position by reviewing the assignment description.

Upcoming Trail Work Projects on the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument:

The Mount St. Helens Institute partners with the Washington Trails Association (WTA) and the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument to offer a variety of trail work opportunities for people of all skill levels and availability. View and sign up for upcoming work party opportunities here.