Volunteer Opportunities

Make a difference for Idaho by volunteering — it’s fun!

Whether you want to stay indoors or experience the outdoors, ICL has a variety of projects throughout the year that benefit from the support of volunteers from our fantastic conservation community. Look here for volunteer opportunities in your area as they open up and check back periodically for new ones.

Volunteering for ICL is a valuable way to contribute to the conservation community and Idaho. Without our amazing volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to do our work of protecting the air you breathe, water your drink and lands you love.

Central Idaho (Ketchum ICL office)

  • Become a wilderness steward in Central Idaho. Roll up your sleeves and get out on the trails to assist with collecting data—like trail conditions, visitor contacts, dark sky monitoring and more. The program is designed to fit around most schedules, with a time commitment of four steward patrols during the summer plus one day of training. Apply today! Applications are due by May 15.

North Idaho (Sandpoint ICL office)

  • Help out with our Scotchman Peaks proposed wilderness work by making phone calls to voters and knocking on doors of voters to identify supporters. For more info or to get involved, contact Brad Smith.
  • Help install interpretive signs and monuments for the St. Joe Wild and Scenic River. This project is a partnership between ICL, the Idaho Panhandle National Forest and the University of Idaho’s Environmental History Program.  The volunteer portion of the project will get underway later this summer. For more info or to get involved, contact Brad Smith.

Southwest Idaho (Boise ICL headquarters)

  • Help out with events and outreach: We need your voice and hands in the community! Volunteers can staff tables at ICL and community events, attend meetings, lead hikes or participate in other odds and ends jobs. If you’re passionate about ICL and looking for a way to help out, this is a fun way to participate and we’d love to have you! Specific opportunities come up periodically throughout the year, so sign up to be on our volunteer list to get notifications of when they arise.
  • Help out with mailings: Each month, ICL sends out mailings to our members with information about projects we are working on and ways to help support the work we are doing. To accomplish these mailings, we need volunteers who can take home boxes of envelopes to address them as well as people to come into the office for mailing parties where we fold, stuff and stamp the letters. If you are interested in helping us with our mailings, sign up here to be notified when we need volunteers!
  • Become a wilderness steward in the Owyhee Canyonlands. Get your boots on the ground by volunteering as part of our Owyhee Wilderness Stewardship Program this summer.  Past volunteers have identified and mitigated cattle incursion, repaired vandalized kiosks, documented trail conditions and removed leftover fencing materials. Explore the 2018 summer projects here and sign up today!