Volunteer Photography Corps

Would you like to share your love of Duke Forest through your hobby of photography and your passion for our mission?

Great photographs help us share the mission of our beautiful teaching and research forest. Many people simply drive down Highway 751 or Whitfield Road never knowing what a resource like ours offers the university and greater community. With your help, we can show our researchers and staff in action, reveal the abundant wildlife hiding among the trees, and follow the colors through each season. Participation in the VPC is “project-based”. Volunteers propose self-directed educational projects with the aim of applying their passion for mission-related topics with their hobby of photography to create engaging educational content for the Duke Forest Teaching and Research Laboratory. Please read the VPC Program Overview Document to see if this program is a good fit for you.

To be a part of our Duke Forest Volunteer Photography Corps, you must complete the VPC Application online and receive written confirmation from Duke Forest Staff. Volunteers are enrolled quarterly (Jan 1, Apr 1, Jul 1, Oct 1). The program is currently full. You may submit an application. You will be added to the waitlist and updated each quarter about your position on the waitlist. Thank you for your interest!


Here are some of the wonderful images from our volunteer photographers who are part of our Volunteer Photography Corps. The albums with the latest uploads appear at the top. To see all of our pictures, look at our Flickr gallery through the links below . Only the most recent ~900-1000 pictures are available at any time.

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