Jobs at TFC

For information on available positions with the Oregon Department of Forestry check out the ODF Employment page.

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COVID 19 Updates

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Oregon Department of Forestry at the Tillamook Forest Center.

We are in the process of planning for re-opening in the 2021 season (March - November). This includes establishing safety protocols for volunteers, staff and the public. We are currently accepting volunteers applications. Details are listed below.

Are you looking for way you can support the Tillamook Forest Center and State Forest Recreatinon Program right now? Here are a few options we hope you will consider:  

  • Visit the Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust website (our 501(c)(3) non-profit partner)
  • Remind your friends and family to recreate responsibly and follow official public health guidelines
  • Follow and share #RecreateResponsibly messaging on the Oregon Department of Forestryís Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Follow and share #RecreateResponsibly messaging on the Tillamook Forest Centerís Facebook and YouTube pages
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 Oregonís state forests.


Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Volunteer positions are available for most ages, and we are always open to new ideas. If you are looking for a rewarding way to share your love of forests, looking to get involved in your community, or need to complete a service project, then consider spending some quality time in the Tillamook State Forest.

A Variety of Volunteer Experiences 

  • Day Volunteers work a weekly schedule and must be able to commit to a 2 Ė 4 hour shift once a week for a minimum of three months. A commuter shuttle is available from Forest Grove and Tillamook.
  • On-Site Volunteer Hosts live in their own RV at a full-hookup facility on the center grounds. Two spaces are available. Hosts must be able to commit to working 20 - 30 hours per week for a minimum of 8 weeks (in the first year). 
  • Work Party / Event Volunteers join a group of other volunteers to complete various projects at the center, inside or out, for a single day or event.

Click the brochure or here to check out the TFC Volunteer Brochure


Currently Seeking the Following Volunteer Positions for the 2020 Season: 

A few of the exciting opportunities at the TFC include:

  • Information Desk Greeters - helping answer questions about the local area, forests and history at our gift shop/reception desk
  • Volunteering is a work of hear
  • Trail Ambassadors and Facility Assistants - maintaining the beautiful buildings, trails, and native landscaping
  • School Field Trip Assistants - guide students on forestry field trips in the exhibit hall
  • Experience Guides - provide fun forest experiences for the public
  • Forest History Research Assistant- capturing, cataloging and archiving historic materials
  • Onsite Hosts for the summer and fall (RV onsite) - a variety of day volunteer duties

Download a volunteer application in Adobe Acrobat PDF format now

Contact us for more information on how you can join the fun Tillamook Forest Center team!