Volunteer Opportunities

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Have a knack for planning events and love hiking? A spot on the Trail Conference’s Event Committee is the place for you! 

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Do you love being outdoors and searching for interesting critters and plants in nature? Or maybe you love taking photos when you are out hiking or gardening? Or maybe you just love scavenger hunts! Our EcoQuest surveys allow you to become a part of the action and help us document invasive species in our region while having fun in the process!

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Looking for group volunteer adventures across our regions that are convenient for your schedule?

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Join one of our Trail Crews for a day or a full season restoring and building sustainable trails for all!

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Become a part of the Trail Conference family and adopt a trail of your very own!

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Do you want to help protect our native habitats? Do you want to learn how to garden for wildlife? Join the Habitat Helpers to care for native plantings at the Trail Conference headquarters!

E.g., 06/20/2022
Worktrip

Looking for a fun, interesting project this weekend? Join us at Follow Hollow Trail to help build a new privy!

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Join the Catskills Trail Crew for some hard work and fun clearing away some blowdowns along the Pine Hill- West Branch Trail!

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Catskills Trail Crew Trail Mud May Worktrip

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Catskills Trail Crew Trail Mud May Worktrip

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Looking for a fun, interesting project this weekend? Join us at Follow Hollow Trail to help build a new privy!

Worktrip

Join the Catskills Trail Crew for some hard work and fun clearing away some blowdowns along the Pine Hill- West Branch Trail!

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Come help us care for the native plant landscape at the Trail Conference headquarters! Sign up here.

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Do you enjoy birds, butterflies, and wildflowers? Would you like to help protect them? Come help us remove invasive plants from this beautiful park!

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Join the Catskills Trail Crew for some hard work and fun clearing away some blowdowns along the Dry Brook Ridge Trail!

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Catskills Trail Crew Trail Mud May Worktrip

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Join the Catskills Trail Crew for some hard work and fun clearing away some blowdowns along the Dry Brook Ridge Trail!

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Catskills Trail Crew Trail Mud May Worktrip

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Do you enjoy birds, butterflies, and wildflowers? Would you like to help protect them? Come help us remove invasive plants from this beautiful park!

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Do you enjoy birds, butterflies, and wildflowers? Would you like to help protect them? Come help us remove invasive plants from this beautiful park!

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Come help us care for the native plant landscape at the Trail Conference headquarters! Sign up here.

Worktrip

Come help us care for the native plant landscape at the Trail Conference headquarters! Sign up here.

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Come help us care for the native plant landscape at the Trail Conference headquarters! Sign up here.

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Come help us care for the native plant landscape at the Trail Conference headquarters! Sign up here.

Worktrip

Do you enjoy birds, butterflies, and wildflowers? Would you like to help protect them? Come help us remove invasive plants from this beautiful park!

Worktrip

Do you enjoy birds, butterflies, and wildflowers? Would you like to help protect them? Come help us remove invasive plants from this beautiful park!

E.g., 06/20/2022
Workshop

Would you like to take your invasive species identification skills to the next level? Do you want to help find the next problem invaders that threaten our region's natural areas and parks? Take this workshop to learn how!

Workshop

Would you like to help protect our environment while you hike? Have you already taken Part 1 of our Invasives Strike Force (ISF) Survey Workshop webinars? Then you are ready to take this required workshop webinar to learn about the field survey protocols and data reporting associated with our ISF Survey program. Once completed with this part of your training, you will officially be ready to take on an assignment and become an official ISF surveyor!

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Are you an Invasives Strike Force Surveyor who would like to hone your ID skills in the field? Interested in getting some extra help with our survey protocols and procedures? Come join us for a guided walk that focuses on this year's invasive species survey list.

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Share your love of trails with us on National Trails Day®

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How are you looking to adventure this summer? Is destination car camping a bucket list item but you are unsure where to start with planning and preparing?

Workshop

Are you an Invasives Strike Force Surveyor who would like to hone your ID skills in the field? Interested in getting some extra help with our survey protocols and procedures? Come join us for a guided walk that focuses on this year's invasive species survey list.

Our Volunteers Rock

COVID-19 Volunteer Protocols
As caretakers of the region’s trails and natural areas, the Trail Conference puts the safety of our service members, staff, and trail users first and foremost.
Questions?
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about volunteering with the Trail Conference.

Building, Maintaining, and Protecting Trails

The Trail Conference is supported by more than 1,700 volunteers who annually donate over 93,000 hours of time to keep trails open, safe, and enjoyable for the public.

Our volunteers are hard at work in the field...

  • Building new trails and rehabilitating old ones 
  • Keeping trails accessible for fellow users
  • Monitoring and removing invasive species

... and off-trail

  • Protecting trail lands through advocacy, conservation, and stewardship efforts
  • Using their professional skills to help support our mission

Outside or inside, close to home or at your go-to weekend trail destination, we aim to connect you with the volunteer opportunity that is right for you. Tell us how you'd like to be involved!

Adopt A Trail
There's trail out there that needs you! Volunteers who "adopt" a trail do the on-the-ground work to ensure it remains open and safe for fellow users. 
Get Out With Us
We're a community of volunteers who build and maintain hiking trails. Grab your workgloves and spent a day on a trail crew. Or, we can match your group to the right trail project.