Volunteer Opportunities

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Do you love being outdoors and searching for interesting critters and plants in nature? Or maybe you love taking photos when you are out hiking or gardening? Or maybe you just love scavenger hunts! Our EcoQuest surveys allow you to become a part of the action and help us document invasive species in our region while having fun in the process!

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Looking for group volunteer adventures across our regions that are convenient for your schedule?

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Join one of our Trail Crews for a day or a full season restoring and building sustainable trails for all!

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Become a part of the Trail Conference family and adopt a trail of your very own!

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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!

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Have a passion for the Appalachian Trail? Become a monitor of the trail boundaries that surround this historic, beloved trail.

E.g., 06/13/2021
Worktrip

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

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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

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 remove invasive plants from this beautiful park!

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

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 remove invasive plants at this scotch broom site!

Worktrip

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

Worktrip

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

Worktrip

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

Worktrip

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

Worktrip

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

Worktrip

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

E.g., 06/13/2021
Workshop

Are you an Invasives Strike Force Plant surveyor who would like to brush up on your invasive plant ID skills in the field? Interested in getting some extra help with our survey protocols and procedures? Come join us for a guided invasive plant ID walk.

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Are you an Invasives Strike Force Plant surveyor who would like to brush up on your invasive plant ID skills in the field? Interested in getting some extra help with our survey protocols and procedures? Come join us for a guided invasive plant ID walk.

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Want to learn why we place trails where they are? Join Trail Program Manager Peter Dolan and Volunteer Leader Gary Haugland to learn about trail layout and design!

Workshop

Do you love talking trails with fellow hikers? Do you want to help ensure visitors preserve our landscapes while enjoying the trails?

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.