Volunteer Opportunities

 

Make a visible impact and feel rewarded by volunteering for the NY-NJ Trail Conference on the trails! Available 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.
Open Volunteer Position Volunteer opportunity teaser Location Old Location Posting Date
AT Endangered Plant Monitor | Northern New Jersey area

Want to help preserve rare and endangered plant communities along the Appalachian Trail?

Northern New Jersey area Appalachian Trail Friday, June 24, 2016
Database Work | Trail Conference Headquarters

Come hang out at the Trail Conference Headquarters at the Darlington Schoolhouse and help out with our Data Entry tasks.

73625 Trail Conference Headquarters Friday, February 24, 2017
Front-desk Support | Trail Conference Headquarters

Be the greeting face of your favorite organization!

73496 Trail Conference Headquarters Friday, April 7, 2017
Invasive Insect Trap Monitor | Bear Mountain State Park

Want to protect rare pine communities? Help us find a new forest pest, the Southern Pine Beetle. We have limited opportunities for volunteers to adopt a trap to check at local parks.

Bear Mountain State Park Bear Mountain State Park Thursday, March 2, 2017
Invasive Insect Trap Monitor | Minnewaska State Park

Want to protect rare pine communities? Help us find a new forest pest, the Southern Pine Beetle. We have limited opportunities for volunteers to adopt a trap to check at local parks.

Minnewaska State Park Preserve Minnewaska State Park Thursday, March 2, 2017
Invasive Insect Trap Monitor | Shawangunk Ridge

Want to protect rare pine communities? Help us find a new forest pest, the Southern Pine Beetle. We have limited opportunities for volunteers to adopt a trap to check at local parks.

Shawangunk Ridge State Forest Shawangunk Ridge Thursday, March 2, 2017
Invasive Plant Surveyor | Bear Mountain State Park

Want to help restore the natural balance in our ecosystems? Do you value the habitat and welfare of wildlife? Join the team of volunteers who identify and record locations of “problem plants” in our parks.

Bear Mountain State Park Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Invasive Plant Surveyor | Black Rock Forest

Want to help restore the natural balance in our ecosystems? Do you value the habitat and welfare of wildlife? Join the team of volunteers who identify and record locations of “problem plants” in our parks.

Black Rock Forest Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Invasive Plant Surveyor | FDR State Park

Want to help restore the natural balance in our ecosystems? Do you value the habitat and welfare of wildlife?
Join the team of volunteers who identify and record locations of “problem plants” in our parks.

FDR State Park Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Invasive Plant Surveyor | High Point State Park

Want to help restore the natural balance in our ecosystems? Do you value the habitat and welfare of wildlife?
Join the team of volunteers who identify and record locations of “problem plants” in our parks.

High Point State Park Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Invasive Plant Surveyor | Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve

Want to help restore the natural balance in our ecosystems? Do you value the habitat and welfare of wildlife?
Join the team of volunteers who identify and record locations of “problem plants” in our parks.

Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Invasive Plant Surveyor | Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Want to help restore the natural balance in our ecosystems? Do you value the habitat and welfare of wildlife?
Join the team of volunteers who identify and record locations of “problem plants” in our parks.

Minnewaska State Park Preserve Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Invasive Plant Surveyor | Mohonk Preserve

Want to help restore the natural balance in our ecosystems? Do you value the habitat and welfare of wildlife?
Join the team of volunteers who identify and record locations of “problem plants” in our parks.

Mohonk Preserve Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Invasive Plant Surveyor | Ramapo Valley County Reservation

Want to help restore the natural balance in our ecosystems? Do you value the habitat and welfare of wildlife?
Join the team of volunteers who identify and record locations of “problem plants” in our parks.

Ramapo Valley County Reservation Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Invasive Plant Surveyor | Ringwood State Park

Want to help restore the natural balance in our ecosystems? Do you value the habitat and welfare of wildlife?
Join the team of volunteers who identify and record locations of “problem plants” in our parks.

Ringwood State Park Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Invasive Plant Surveyor | Sterling Forest State Park

Want to help restore the natural balance in our ecosystems? Do you value the habitat and welfare of wildlife?
Join the team of volunteers who identify and record locations of “problem plants” in our parks.

Sterling Forest State Park Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Invasive Plant Surveyor | Stokes State Forest

Want to help restore the natural balance in our ecosystems? Do you value the habitat and welfare of wildlife?
Join the team of volunteers who identify and record locations of “problem plants” in our parks.

Stokes State Forest Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Invasive Plant Surveyor | Teatown Lake Reservation

Want to help restore the natural balance in our ecosystems? Do you value the habitat and welfare of wildlife?
Join the team of volunteers who identify and record locations of “problem plants” in our parks.

Teatown Lake Reservation Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Invasive Plant Surveyor | Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Want to help restore the natural balance in our ecosystems? Do you value the habitat and welfare of wildlife?
Join the team of volunteers who identify and record locations of “problem plants” in our parks.

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Race Volunteer | Trail Conference Headquarters

We are looking for Volunteers to help out at the Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce / NY-NJ Trail Conference 5K Race event on May 17th and May 21st (race day)! We need help creating promotional bags on the 17th, and need volunteers stationed at water stations on the 21st.

Trail Conference Headquarters Monday, April 24, 2017
Trail Corridor Manager | West Hudson AT Orange Rockland

Calling out all experienced AT Corridor Monitors! We are looking for a Trail Corridor Manager to help supervise and work with our Trail Corridor Monitors.

West Hudson AT Orange Rockland Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Trail Corridor Monitor | AT - Dutchess Middle Lands

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

AT - Dutchess Middle Lands Sunday, March 6, 2011
Trail Corridor Monitor | AT - Dutchess South, near Pawling

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
Trail Corridor Monitor | AT - Putnam Section

Monitor Appalachian Trail land boundaries in Putnam County.

AT - Putnam Section Saturday, March 5, 2011
Trail Crew Chief | West Hudson Region

Awesome Trail Crew Chief wanted! Lead and inspire your own crew of volunteers to build and restore trails in one of the world's Last Great Places.

Be a wizard of trail solutions, a builder of bridges, and shaper of rock stairs.

West Hudson Region Thursday, January 19, 2017
Trail Crew Member | Harriman Bear Mountain

Come volunteer in one of the most historic parks in our region with our West Hudson South Trail Crew.

Harriman State Park - Anthony Wayne Rec. Area South Harriman Bear Mountain Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Trail Maintainer | Black Rock Forest

Linked to Storm King State Park by the Stillman Trail, Black Rock Forest is the largest area in the Highlands with a sustained elevation over 1,200 feet. Here the mountains plunge for more than 1,000 feet to west, north and south, providing the hiker with sweeping vistas and strongly contrasting habitats.

Black Rock Forest Black Rock Forest Thursday, January 26, 2017
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.  

Catskill Mountains - Catskill Interpretive Center Catskills Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Trail Maintainer | FDR Park

Fun Multiuse trail looking for maintainers!

FDR State Park FDR Park Thursday, April 13, 2017
Trail Maintainer | Minnewaska State Park

Lake Minnewaska and Lake Awosting are the centerpieces of the park preserve, from which most other scenic attractions can be reached.  Both lakes are set into white conglomerate cliffs and encircled with carriageways that provide ready access to many views - a perfect location to maintain trails in.

Minnewaska State Park Preserve Minnewaska State Park Thursday, January 26, 2017
Trail Maintainer | Ramapo Valley County Reservation

“The Reservation,” located in Mahwah, is a popular Bergen County Park looking for Trail Maintainers.  Many visitors walk around Scarlet Oak Pond, a former gravel quarry, or climb on a wide, smooth-surface road to MacMillan Reservoir. Outside the commonly used core area, the parkland has been left in its natural - mostly hilly - wild state, forming part of the eastern tier of the Ramapo Mountains. 

Ramapo Valley County Reservation Ramapo Valley County Reservation Thursday, January 19, 2017
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 Ringwood State Park Thursday, September 15, 2016
Trail Maintainer | Southern Shawangunks

The southernmost promontory of the Shawangunks is a massive cliff called Sam's Point, which affords broad views extending from the Hudson Highlands in the southeast to High Point State Park and the Kittatinnies in the southwest. But did you know the Ridge extends all the way to Port Jervis, and High  Point State Park? Adopt a section of the trail in this most accessbile part of the Gunks.

Shawangunk Ridge State Forest Southern Shawangunks Thursday, January 26, 2017
Trail Supervisor | Southern Shawangunk Ridge

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.

Shawangunk Ridge State Forest Southern Shawangunk Ridge Friday, July 3, 2015