Give & Get

Interagency Volunteer Program

The Interagency Volunteer Program addresses the needs of the four federal land management agencies by increasing volunteer support. The Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Forest Service maintain independent volunteer programs. However, the agencies recognize that a jointly created program that integrates and coordinates recruitment, training, and recognition of volunteers would improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their activities.

  • A united volunteerism effort is less confusing and has a stronger impact than four individual efforts.
  • A central volunteer “clearinghouse” encourages community members to turn to one place to learn about, sign up, and be trained to become a volunteer for the public lands surrounding Las Vegas.
  • Individuals are matched (based upon skills, desired location, and need) to an appropriate volunteer opportunity on the public lands.
  • The joint database allows volunteers to be recognized for all the work they’ve performed on the public lands in southern Nevada, rather than on an agency-by-agency basis.

Public Lands Institute 4505 Maryland Parkway RAJ 280 Box 452040 Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-2040 Phone 702-895-4678 Fax 702-895-5166 Email