Volunteer Opportunities

Trails and greenways volunteer opportunities.

 

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer in Forest Park

Forest Park Conservancy

May 16, 2022
Volunteers have always been at the heart of Forest Park Conservancy. From working in the office to removing invasive plants and repairing trails, we could not do our work without the support of hard-working, caring people, community groups, and Business Members.

Categories: Trailbuilding and Maintenance


High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew

High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew

May 12, 2022
Get out there and see how much fun stewardship of your public lands can be.

Categories: Trailbuilding and Maintenance


Big Basin Volunteer Trail Crew

Big Basin Volunteer Trail Crew

May 12, 2022
The Big Basin Volunteer Trail Crew makes it possible for others to safely enjoy the beauty of Big Basin State Park.

Categories: Trailbuilding and Maintenance


Volunteer Map Editor

U.S. Geological Survey

May 11, 2022
The US Geological Survey (USGS) is recruiting volunteers to collect and update geographic data for The National Map. Since this is a remote computer-based opportunity, you can participate from anywhere you have reliable internet access. This project is suitable for ages 16 and over.

Categories: Technology


Volunteer with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

May 11, 2022
Make a difference by volunteering. Volunteers play a vital role in helping the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service meet its conservation goals. Volunteers help serve the nearly 50 million people who visit public lands managed by the Service each year.

Categories: Seasonal


Volunteer with the Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Land Management

May 11, 2022
There are many ways you can help care for your public lands, from one-time volunteer opportunities for individuals of all ages to longer-term positions, as well as options for families and groups.

Categories: Seasonal


Volunteer with the U.S. Forest Service

USDA Forest Service

May 11, 2022
For more than 100 years, the Forest Service has brought people and communities together to answer the call of conservation. Through campground hosting, trail maintenance, visitor services, research and more, volunteers make significant contributions to the legacy of conservation for future generations.

Categories: Seasonal


Volunteer as a Campground Host with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE)

May 11, 2022
Provide hospitality and custumer service to park guests, assisting in the upkeep of park facilities, specifically keeping one bath house in your assigned area in a comfortable, clean condition, and promoting safe responsible use of Corps of Engineer amenities.

Categories: Seasonal


Volunteers-In-Parks Program

National Park Service

May 11, 2022
Share a little time and make a big difference for national parks and communities across the country through the National Park Service's Volunteers-In-Parks program.

Categories: Conservation and Stewardship


Volunteer on a Trail Crew in Parque Patagonia Argentina

Freyja Foundation

April 26, 2022
Volunteer crew members will have the exciting opportunity to work alongside professional and local trailbuilders to help construct the new trail system in Parque Patagonia Argentina while developing sustainable trail skills. Crew members will work Monday - Friday (8hrs/day) for the duration of their 6 week work commitment, completing various types of trail work that will be instrumental to the infrastructure of a future national park.

Categories: Trailbuilding and Maintenance


Chattanooga Park Stewards (Tennessee)

Chattanooga Park Stewards

October 21, 2021
The Chattanooga Park Stewards Volunteer Program's mission is to significantly improve the environmental and aesthetic quality of our parks and greenways by organizing and promoting volunteerism and stewardship.

Categories: Conservation and Stewardship


Volunteer with Adirondak Mountain Club

Adirondack Mountain Club

July 28, 2021
Want to gain skills, give back, and have fun? Volunteer with ADK!

Categories: Trailbuilding and MaintenanceEducation


Volunteers are the Lifeblood of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association!

Tahoe Rim Trail Association

July 27, 2021
The TRTA wouldn’t be what it is today without our community and volunteers.

Categories: Trailbuilding and MaintenancePromotion and Outreach


Help Build or Improve the Bay Area Ridge Trail Near You! Sign-up to Volunteer.

Bay Area Ridge Trail Council

July 27, 2021
The Ridge Trail Council offers a variety of great trail events each year, including our signature event, Ridge to Bridge. See the Calendar for a complete list of upcoming events and activities.

Categories: Trailbuilding and Maintenance


Volunteers are the Heart of Outdoors for All! (Washington)

Outdoors for All Foundation

May 04, 2021
Each year over 850 volunteers donate their time to join our many recreational activities and fundraising events that benefit people with disabilities.

Categories: Nonprofit


Volunteer with Idaho Trails

Idaho Trails Association

February 08, 2021
Whether you are looking for an easy one-day project, a weekend getaway, or a week-long work vacation, you are sure to find a project that is right for you. Our projects range in difficulty from easy to very strenuous.

Categories: Trailbuilding and Maintenance


New York-New Jersey Trail Conference Volunteer Opportunities

New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

October 26, 2020
Outside or inside, close to home or at your go-to weekend trail destination, we aim to connect you with the volunteer opportunity that is right for you. Tell us how you'd like to be involved!

Categories: Trailbuilding and MaintenanceConservation and Stewardship


Volunteers are the Heart and Soul of the Appalachian Trail

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

October 26, 2020
There are many opportunities for you to give back to the Trail you love so much.

Categories: Trailbuilding and MaintenanceConservation and Stewardship


Volunteer your Passion for the PCT!

Pacific Crest Trail Association

October 26, 2020
Volunteer your passion for the PCT! Be outdoors. Play in the dirt. Sleep under the stars.

Categories: Trailbuilding and MaintenanceConservation and Stewardship


Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

October 26, 2020
What’s it like to volunteer for WRV? AWESOME! You’ll have fun, meet new friends, and spend your time on projects that really make a difference to Colorado’s beautiful wild places. No experience necessary. All ages welcome. Check out our volunteer calendar and volunteer testimonials.

Categories: Trailbuilding and MaintenanceConservation and Stewardship


Explore the Arizona Trail!

Arizona Trail Association

October 26, 2020
Would you like to help protect, maintain, enhance, promote and sustain the Arizona Trail?

Categories: Trailbuilding and MaintenanceConservation and Stewardship


Join our Crew and Volunteer with the Florida Trail Association

Florida Trail Association

October 26, 2020
The only thing we love more than trails is volunteers!

Categories: Conservation and Stewardship


Trail Building and Maintenance in the San Francisco Bay Area

The Trail Center

October 26, 2020
Non-profit, all-volunteer trail building and maintenance in the San Francisco Bay Area

Categories: Conservation and Stewardship


Across Vermont!

Green Mountain Club

October 26, 2020
Volunteers have been the backbone of the Green Mountain Club for more than a century.

Categories: Trailbuilding and MaintenanceConservation and Stewardship


Help Keep the Colorado Trail in Great Shape!

The Colorado Trail Foundation

October 26, 2020
Volunteer for The Colorado Trail. Help keep this wonderful outdoor asset in good condition. How will you benefit? You’ll have fun, gain a sense of accomplishment, meet new friends, and learn. Join us in being a Friend of The Colorado Trail.

Categories: Trailbuilding and MaintenanceConservation and Stewardship


Join the FLTC!

Finger Lakes Trail Conference, Inc.

October 26, 2020
Besides hiking, volunteer trail work is the major activity of the Finger Lakes Trail Conference.

Categories: Trailbuilding and MaintenanceConservation and Stewardship


Pitch in for Trails! (Washington)

Washington Trails Association

October 26, 2020
Spend a day, weekend, or longer volunteering with WTA to accomplish much-needed trail work.

Categories: Trailbuilding and MaintenanceConservation and Stewardship


Be Outdoors with AMC!

Appalachian Mountain Club

October 26, 2020
AMC Volunteers support our activities, programs and goals throughout the region. Join the thousands of people who connect people to the outdoors.

Categories: Trailbuilding and MaintenanceConservation and Stewardship


Find the Perfect Volunteer Vacation for You

American Hiking Society

October 26, 2020
Our nation’s trails need your help! Join American Hiking Society for a week of building & maintaining trails in exciting & diverse locations across the country.

Categories: Trailbuilding and MaintenanceConservation and Stewardship


The Superior Hiking Trail Depends on Volunteers!

Superior Hiking Trail Association

October 26, 2020
Adopt a section of trail, adopt a campsite, or even dig a latrine!

Categories: Trailbuilding and MaintenanceConservation and Stewardship


Support the Trail, Support the Work

North Country Trail Association

October 26, 2020
The North Country Trail Association and the Trail itself exist because of robust, impressive and dedicated volunteerism.

Categories: Trailbuilding and MaintenanceConservation and Stewardship


Join a Trail Party!

Trailkeepers of Oregon

October 22, 2020
Inspiring action for the protection and enhancement of the Oregon hiking experience through advocacy, stewardship, education and outreach.

Categories: Conservation and Stewardship


Adopt-A-Trail Sponsors and Stewards

Mammoth Lakes Recreation

September 21, 2020
Mammoth Lakes Recreation is currently accepting volunteers and fiscal sponsors for a variety of trails and facilities in the eastern Sierra's!

Categories: Seasonal