Volunteer Photography Corps

Would you like to share your love of Duke Forest through your hobby of photography?

Great photographs will 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. By being a volunteer photographer for Duke Forest, you are sharing your pictures with us, so that we may use them to support our mission and continue to demonstrate the incredible value of Duke Forest. Please read the VPC Program Overview Document to  see if this program is a good fit for you.

Download Program Flyer [PDF]
VPC Program Overview [PDF]

To be a part of our Duke Forest Volunteer Photography Corps, you must complete this VPC Application (see note below) online and receive written confirmation from Duke Forest Staff.

This program is currently full and not accepting new applicants until September. Please let us know you are interested by completing our Waitlist form (click here). And 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. Only the most recent ~900-1000 pictures are available.

Melinda Nelkin (full album)

Deana Nelkin (full album)

Peter Jeff Nicholls (full album)

Tayton Alvis (full album)

Pat French (full album)

Ralph LaForge (full album)

Mary Edeburn (full album)

Susan Pratt (full album)

David Cronkwright (full album)

Jeff Soo (full album)

Yuanfan Yang (full album)

Maria Bilinski Shain (full album)

Randy Bock (full album)

Ken Pugh (full album)

Terry Smith (full album)

Andrea Cobb (full album)

Tom Griffin (full album)

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