Volunteer Opportunities

Featured Volunteer Opportunities:

Arizona Trail Segment Stewards are the "front line" volunteers who ensure a positive experience for trail users. Duties include:
  • Hiking or riding the trail as often as necessary to assess conditions
  • Routine maintenance (brush removal, tread repair, erosion control, etc.)
  • Communication of trail conditions to the ATA and land managers
  • Responding to queries from trail users
Stewards maintain their sections in a variety of ways - as an ongoing family activity, outings for a group of active friends and associates, or publicly advertised work events. It's a great way to make a commitment to the condition of the Arizona National Scenic trail!

For open stewardship positions, please visit the stewards page.  

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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