Roving Trail Team


The Trail Conference stewards over 2,000 miles of trails from the Water Gap to the Catskills to Staten Island, and sometimes jobs arise that can’t be handled by a local Maintainer or Trail Crew. That’s where Roving Trail Teams come in! 


As a precaution in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended our Roving Trail Team volunteer events until further notice for the safety of our volunteers. If you would like to sign up for our Roving Trail Team, please apply here and we will add you to the list for the region(s) you select. You will begin to receive Roving Trail Team notifications once we resume these activities. Thanks!



By signing up to our Roving Trail Team emailing list, you’ll hear about all the local opportunities to help out such as maintaining, clipping, reblazing, building, or restoring trails under the guidance of other volunteers or staff. Whenever an opportunity comes up we’ll send out an email to the list, and you can jump on to each adventure you’d like to take part in. Not interested or available? No worries, simply don’t respond! It’s totally up to you what opportunities you take.

This is a great option for people who want to travel and see different trails and parks. The only qualification to join the team is a sense of enthusiasm and willingness to work hard (surrounded by stunning vistas). We encourage everyone to take our Trail Maintenance Workshop before signing onto the list, but all Roving Trail Team events will welcome people new to trail work.


Please note that you must be 18 or older to apply for the Roving Trail Team. If you are under 18, please have your guardian apply for the position and then you may volunteer with them. 

Click here to become a Roving Trail Team member!


Go on different adventures and explore new trails while giving back to the lands you love.

Time Commitment: 
One to several hours, depending on scope of work and your availability.