Volunteer Opportunities


Featured Volunteer Opportunities:

June 4th - Work Event - Pine
REI employees are coming to Pine to continue work on the realignment. The heavy work is done; now we need to disperse brush downhill from the new trail, narrow the tread in locations, and generally polish things up a bit. REI is supplying the people; ATA needs to supply the direction and leadership, so we are looking for a couple more crew leaders to help.
For more information and/or to register, please contact Wendy at .
June 11th - Work Event - Walnut Canyon
REI and the Arizona Trail Association are teaming up to host a trail building and maintenance day. We will be working on Segment 31a of the AZT which is in need of a re-route and some routine maintenance. For more information or to register for the event, visit the REI website.
June 25-26th - Trail Work Training
This collaboration between the Arizona Trail Association (ATA) and American Conservation Experience (ACE) will teach valuable skills to volunteers, including those who have been involved in trail projects for many years. Drawing upon thousands of hours on the trail and in the classroom, including some of the most daunting trail projects you can imagine, ACE staff will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer. From learning more about arid lands hydrology and how it relates to trail sustainability, to building rock check dams and realigning portions of poorly built trail, these sessions include time-tested techniques and innovative principles.
For more information and to register, go to the ATA Training page.

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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