What We Do
VetsWork Fire is a career training program for military veterans interested in wildfire landscape management, wildland firefighting and other natural resource management / public lands careers. VetsWork Fire participants serve with the Umatilla National Forest and live in Forest Service bunkhouses for the duration of the program.
VetsWork Fire Is Many Things:
A career development program where participants learn new skills and build professional networks.
A workforce development program where land management agencies have an active role in shaping its future workforce.
A community and national service program (AmeriCorps) that engages veterans in civilian service to our public lands and natural resources.
VetsWork Fire participants receive a modest living stipend, and an AmeriCorps education award.
Partners & Sponsors
As a partner of the program, your organization directly benefits from the support of a VetsWork Fire intern team on wildfire landscape management projects (or other team based projects could be discussed). Additionally, you have the opportunity to train potential new members of your workforce.
Partners are required to provide a cash match, have time to supervise / mentor the team, and provide housing for the team. It might sound like a lot but our past partners would tell you that it’s worth it. If you and/or your organization is interested in sponsoring a VetsWork Fire team, please click here to contact us.