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
Conservation Corps Assistant | Trail Conference Headquarters

The Trail Conference Conservation Corps trains the next generation of environmental stewards to preserve the integrity of trails and natural areas and engage volunteers to inspire a deeper appreciation for the care that open space requires. Join us in stewardship as the "right hand man" of the Corps Manager!

73566 Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Events Committee Member | Trail Conference Headquarters

Have a knack for planning events and love hiking? A spot on the Trail Conference’s Event Committee is the place for you! 

73566 Thursday, January 18, 2018
Front Desk Support Volunteer | Trail Conference Headquarters

Be the greeting face of your favorite organization!

73566 Trail Conference Headquarters Friday, April 7, 2017
Habitat Helpers | Trail Conference Headquarters

Do you want to help protect our native habitats? Do you want to learn how to garden for wildlife? Join the Habitat Helpers to care for native plantings at the Trail Conference headquarters!

73622 Thursday, August 10, 2017
Invasives Strike Force Data Entry Volunteer | Trail Conference Headquarters

Looking for something to do off-trail this winter that still makes a difference? Come work with the Invasives Strike Force as a data entry volunteer! Help us maintain our database and feel good about contributing to the protection of our native habitats.

73566 Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Native and Invasive Plant Photographer | Trail Conference Headquarters

Is your camera your most-loved companion on the trails? Help the Invasives Strike Force grow their photography database by capturing the native and invasive plants while on your hike!

73566 Friday, January 12, 2018
Trail Corridor Monitor |

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

AT - Dutchess South, near Pawling Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Trail Corridor Monitor |

Monitor the trail lands boundaries in the Nuclear Lake section of the A.T.

AT - Dutchess Middle Lands Sunday, March 6, 2011
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 Maintainer | Abram Hewitt State Forest

Become a Trail Maintainer of this lesser known 2,000 acre forest south of Wawayanda State Park! Abram Hewitt State Forest needs dedicated volunteers to care for its trails amongst colorful bedrock and stunted pitch pines, to ensure it remains one of the most picturesque mountain ridges in all of New Jersey. 

Abram Hewitt State Forest Monday, September 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.

73600 Black Rock Forest Thursday, January 26, 2017
Trail Maintainer | Catskill Mountains - Catskill Interpretive Center

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 State Park

Fun Multi-use trail looking for maintainers!

FDR State Park FDR Park Thursday, April 13, 2017
Trail Maintainer | Long Path

Become a maintainer of New York's most-loved trail! For 358 miles, the Long Path offers rugged terrain and stunning views, but it needs your help! Learn more about this historic trail here


Long Path Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Trail Maintainer | Pequannock Watershed

Become a maintainer of one of the most scenic areas in New Jersey! The Pequannock Watershed encompasses more than 35,000 acres of crystal clear reservoirs, lush forests, and ancient rock formations of the New Jersey Highlands.

Pequannock Watershed Monday, September 25, 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 | Schunemunk Mountain State Park

With over 25 miles of trails, Schunemunk Mountain offers hikers opportunities to walk along ridges, view cascading streams, and investigate extraordinary geologic features. Join the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference as a Trail Maintainer and keep these unique and remote trails accessible!

Schunemunk Mountain State Park Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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 | Lenape Trail

Turn your passion for trails into action! The Trail Conference is looking for a dedicated leader to supervise and oversee the maintenance of the Lenape Trail; a 34-mile long trail that links a dozen county and municipal parks, a rail trail, historic areas, and other landmarks throughout Essex County.

Lenape Trail Sunday, October 1, 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