Volunteer Opportunities


Featured Volunteer Opportunities:

March 27-29 - Volunteers are needed to represent the AZNST at the Arizona Game and Fish Outdoor Expo at the Ben Avery range off I-17 and Carefree Highway north of Phoenix. Come hang out with other outdoor enthusiasts handing out maps and spreading the gospel about our great trail! We're looking for folks to cover 3-4 hour shifts on any of the three days of the event. Email us at for more information.
March 28 - Arizona Trail Day and the Colossal Camp-out: Volunteers needed for setup, take down, merchandise sales, and more. If you're planning to come out - contact us for how you can help at .
April 19 - Buffelgrass Removal in Saguaro National Park
Join us to help preserve the Sonoran desert by removing buffelgrass, a highly invasive grass that threatens native plants and wildlife populations. We will be working on a colony of buffelgrass that has established itself along the AZT in Saguaro National Park, about 2 miles from the Hope Camp Trailhead.

Lunch, snacks, tools and gloves will be provided. Wear long pants, sturdy shoes and sun protection. We will meet at the Camino Loma Alta Trailhead at 8am. Contact to register or for additional questions.

You can also check out the official buffelgrass flyer.

Would you like to help build, maintain, promote, protect and sustain the Arizona Trail? The Arizona Trail Association is a volunteer-based organization and there are always opportunities for individuals, families, groups and organizations to participate.

There is a long list of tasks that need willing volunteers. If you have a particular skill to offer or just wish to help out, please contact the ATA. Some tasks can be done from your home.

Areas Where The ATA Needs Volunteers

  • Trail Building & Maintenance
  • Running & Participatory Events
  • Fund-raising
  • Outreach booths at community events
  • Speaking Engagements

Trail work is a great way to be a part of the Arizona Trail and also meet like-minded people. Please visit the Calendar of Events page and check out the work events.

You can also contact one of the many trail stewards who oversee the Arizona Trail's 43 passages. They can always use experienced and non-experienced workers. With some experience, you might want to become a passage steward yourself. For more information about the Segment Steward program check out the Segment Steward Information page.

If you would like to volunteer with the Arizona Trail Association, please send an email to with your name, where you live, and what types of volunteer opportunities interest you most. We'll do our best to find the right volunteer job for you.



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