Volunteer Opportunities

Featured Volunteer Opportunities:

March 26th
Come out and help the Arizona Trail Association and REI-Tucson maintain the Arizona National Scenic Trail! Volunteers are needed to do maintenance and construction activities on the AZT near Molino Basin Campground, approximately 5.5 miles from the base of Mt. Lemmon. The crew will work on switchbacks, drainage and corridor on the roughly 1.4 miles of trail winding out of the basin through high desert oak scrub up to a saddle. Views from the saddle reach out to Redington Pass and the Rincon Mountains. Volunteers need to be capable of walking 1-2 miles to and from the project site and working outdoors with hand tools for up to 3 hours. Lunch will be provided.

For more information and to register, please go to this link.

Mogollon Rim Volunteer Vacation April 23-29
The ATA has changed the location for the April Volunteer Vacation to work on a new trail re-route out of Washington Park on the Mogollon Rim. The event will focus on approximately three-quarter mile of new trail construction. Tasks will include deadfall removal, ground clearing, trail bench construction, and significant rock moving to clear the route through boulder fields. For more information on the event, visit volunteer_vacations/april_2017.

Would you like to help protect, maintain, enhance, promote 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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