Volunteer Opportunities On-trail


Make a visible impact and feel rewarded by volunteering for the NY-NJ Trail Conference on the trails! Available on-trail vacancies are listed below.

To volunteer with one of our Trail Crews, click here for crew schedules and information.

Click on a Volunteer Position to see the details of a vacancy and to apply.
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AT Endangered Plant Monitor | Appalachian Trail

Help monitor rare and endangered plants along the Appalachain Trail

Appalachian Trail Friday, June 24, 2016
Corridor Monitor: AT Dutchess Middle Lands - V23

Monitor the trail lands boundaries in the Nuclear Lake section of the AT.

AT - Dutchess Middle Lands Sunday, March 6, 2011
Corridor Monitor: AT Dutchess South Lands - V22

Just 1 vacancy remains to monitor the trail lands boundaries in the Taconic section of the AT.

AT - Dutchess South, near Pawling Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Corridor Monitor: AT Putnam Section - V10

Monitor Appalachian Trail land boundaries in Purnam County.

AT - Putnam Section Saturday, March 5, 2011
Invasives Strike Force Surveyor | Multiple Parks in NJ and NY

Survey hiking trails for invasive plants.

Multiple Parks in NJ and NY Friday, December 2, 2016
Trail Maintainer | Catskills

Follow a scenic cascade through a valley or a rugged trail to mountain views - get involved and join the Trail Conference volunteers and member clubs who maintain over 200 miles of trails in the Catskill Park and the neighboring Catskill Mountains region.  

Catskills Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Trail Maintainer | Harriman Bear Mountain

Come volunteer in one of the most historic parks in our region

Harriman Bear Mountain Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Trail Maintainer | Ringwood State Park

Ringwood State Park features both wild lands and landscaped gardens. Its 50+ miles of trail encompass leisurely historic strolls, rugged back-country hikes, and exciting mountain bike adventures - truly, Ringwood State Park has something for everyone. We hope you choose to help this park by volunteering as a Trail Maintainer! 


Ringwood State Park Thursday, September 15, 2016
Trail Supervisor: Shawangunk Ridge Trail - V103

Help run the Ridge. We are in need of a trail supervisor on the Shawagunk Ridge in Orange County NY. Curently a lot of new and exciting  things are happening in this region. Metro North RR serves the north and south ends of the available area. Also overnight camping is allowed on state forest land along the trails.

Southern Shawangunk Ridge Friday, July 3, 2015