Volunteer Opportunities


Featured Volunteer Opportunities:

December 5 – Arizona Trail Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10K
Volunteers are needed to support the annual trail running event in Vail, Arizona. Various shifts and opportunities are available for volunteers, including aid stations, course monitors and start/finish line. For more information on the event, visit the Vail trail run page. Send an email to Chris, the Race Director, at if you can help.
December 7 - Centennial Saguaro Survey - Rincon Mountains
The Arizona Trail Association is partnering with Saguaro National Park to help with the Centennial Saguaro Survey near the Arizona Trail. Participants will receive training on how to measure and evaluate saguaros on an assigned plot. We will spend up to 6 hours hiking to the plot and surveying the plants - working off trail and in moderately steep conditions. If you are interested in registering for the event, contact Wendy Lotze, Volunteer Coordinator at .

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
  • Mailings & Office Work
  • Fundraising
  • 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.

If you’re an individual and would like to volunteer with the Arizona Trail Association, please fill out our Volunteer Contact form. We'll do our best to find the right volunteer job for you.

If you’re looking for volunteer opportunities for groups and organizations, or if you have general questions regarding volunteering, you can contact us at .

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.


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