Volunteer Opportunities

There are no volunteer opportunities.
E.g., 08/03/2021
Worktrip

Ever wonder how trails are built? If you aren’t afraid to get a little dirty, this hands-on look at how great trails are made is for you!

Worktrip

Ever wonder how trails are built and restored? If you aren’t afraid to get a little dirty, this hands-on look at how great trails are made is for you!

Worktrip

Ever wonder how trails are built and restored? If you aren’t afraid to get a little dirty, this hands-on look at how great trails are made is for you!

Worktrip

Ever wonder how trails are built and restored? If you aren’t afraid to get a little dirty, this hands-on look at how great trails are made is for you!

Worktrip

Ever wonder how trails are built and restored? If you aren’t afraid to get a little dirty, this hands-on look at how great trails are made is for you!

Worktrip

Do you enjoy birds, butterflies, and wildflowers? Would you like to help protect them? Come help us remove invasive plants from this beautiful park!

Worktrip

Come help us care for the native plant landscape at the Trail Conference headquarters! Sign up here.

Worktrip

Do you enjoy birds, butterflies, and wildflowers? Would you like to help protect them? Come help us restore habitat at this beautiful park!

Worktrip

Do you enjoy birds, butterflies, and wildflowers? Would you like to help protect them? Come help us restore habitat at this beautiful park!

Worktrip

Come help us care for the native plant landscape at the Trail Conference headquarters! Sign up here.

Worktrip

Do you enjoy birds, butterflies, and wildflowers? Would you like to help protect them? Come help us remove invasive plants from this beautiful park!

E.g., 08/03/2021
Workshop

Have you noticed the stone structures on a trail such as stairs, walls, or stepping stones? Ever wonder how or why they are there? Take this workshop to find out!

Workshop

Ever wonder how sustainable trails are built? Interested in learning how to repair an eroded trail? Take this workshop to learn more!

Workshop

As part of our Centennial celebration, we're inviting you to join us for an exclusive, inside look at current projects, ongoing efforts, and plans for upcoming years. As our community grows, we want to thank each and every one of you for supporting us along this journey. Help celebrate a century's worth of accomplishments— and those to come!

Our Volunteers Rock

COVID-19 Volunteer Protocols
As caretakers of the region’s trails and natural areas, the Trail Conference puts the safety of our service members, staff, and trail users first and foremost.
Questions?
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about volunteering with the Trail Conference.

Building, Maintaining, and Protecting Trails

The Trail Conference is supported by more than 1,700 volunteers who annually donate over 93,000 hours of time to keep trails open, safe, and enjoyable for the public.

Our volunteers are hard at work in the field...

  • Building new trails and rehabilitating old ones 
  • Keeping trails accessible for fellow users
  • Monitoring and removing invasive species

... and off-trail

  • Protecting trail lands through advocacy, conservation, and stewardship efforts
  • Using their professional skills to help support our mission

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!

Adopt A Trail
There's trail out there that needs you! Volunteers who "adopt" a trail do the on-the-ground work to ensure it remains open and safe for fellow users. 
Get Out With Us
We're a community of volunteers who build and maintain hiking trails. Grab your workgloves and spent a day on a trail crew. Or, we can match your group to the right trail project.
Trail U
We build trails and teach on-trails skill to our volunteers. Our classes range from Intro level in basic trail maintenance to advanced training in trail layout & design, rock work, and more. Workshops are usually held in the field on real trail projects.
Workshops