Volunteer Code of Conduct and Rights

Wilderness Corps and the US Forest Service expects all its representatives to adhere to civic-minded principles in their personal conduct and to exhibit a high degree of personal integrity. Acceptable conduct involves sincere respect for the rights and feelings of others and the assurance their personal conduct will not harm or be considered discriminatory to other volunteers, employees, or the Forest Service—or cause an unfavorable reaction from the public.

While you are on duty with Wilderness Corps and/or the US Forest Service duty you may not:

  • Possess or use firearms except when authorized
  • Consume intoxicating beverages Possess or use any illegal drugs
  • Use Government-owned or Government-leased vehicles, property, tools, equipment, or telephones for personal purposes
  • Fight, use derogatory language, or participate in discrimination, sexual harassment, or violent or threatening behavior
  • Have pets with you without special permission of Wilderness Corps Crew Leader
  • Violate any State game and fish regulation
  • Violate any Federal, State, or local law
  • Sell or distribute nonagency products or literature
  • Disclose confidential information

Volunteer Rights
You, as a Wilderness Corps/USFS volunteer, have rights. These rights include:

    • The right to be treated with respect
    • The right to a workplace free of harassment
    • The right to a workplace free of hostile conditions
    • The right to a suitable assignment
    • The right to training
    • The right to qualified supervision
    • The right to safe working conditions

Download the USFS Volunteer Orientation Guide

Quick Links

California Fire/Stove Permit Caltopo.com for trip planning inciweb to check if there are wildfires in your destination area

Wilderness Permits

Wilderness Permits are required to overnight in the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness, Kaiser Wilderness, John Muir Wilderness and Ansel Adams. Please get a permit. Bear cans are required in the Sierra National Forest.