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
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
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
- 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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