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Volunteer Opportunities On-trail
Make a visible impact and feel rewarded by volunteering for the NY-NJ Trail Conference on the trails! Available on-trail vacancies are listed below.
To volunteer with one of our Trail Crews, click here for crew schedules and information.
Click on a Volunteer Position (left-most column) to see the details of a vacancy and to apply.
|Open Volunteer Position||Description||Location||Updated|
|Minnewaska Trail Volunteer||
On Saturday, April 23, a wildfire sparked in Sam's Point Preserve. Within a few days, it consumed more than 1,800 acres, forcing the indefinite closure of Sam's Point and Minnewaska State Park Preserve.
Trail Conference volunteers build and maintain trails in both of these magnificent parks. Help us rehab these beloved trails!
Once these parks are reopened and the Trail Conference gets the go-ahead, we will need your help to rebuild damaged trails and help other trails in the area. Sign up for updates and to learn more about rehabbing trails in Minnewaska and throughout the region.
|Delaware Water Gap Trail Maintainer||Enjoy breathtaking views while helping to maintain the trails in West Jersey||Delaware Water Gap||01/21/2016|
|Harriman and Bear Mountain State Park Trail Maintainer||Come volunteer in one of the most historic parks in our region||Harriman Bear Mountain||12/22/2015|
|Catskill Park Volunteer||
Volunteer in the Catskill Park!
Volunteers in the Catskill Park are responsible for a number of stewardship activities including work on trails, lean-tos, fire towers, fishing areas, boat launches and more.
|Catskill Forest Preserve||12/21/2015|
|West Hudson Trail Maintainer||
Come help us protect amazing hikes for every skill level.
|Western half of the Hudson Valley||12/21/2015|
|Trail Supervisor: Shawangunk Ridge Trail - V103||
Help run the Ridge. We are in need of a trail supervisor on the Shawagunk Ridge in Orange County NY. Curently a lot of new and exciting things are happening in this region. Metro North RR serves the north and south ends of the available area. Also overnight camping is allowed on state forest land along the trails.
|Southern Shawangunk Ridge||07/03/2015|
|Lean-to Caretaker: Catskills - V73||
The Trail Conference is responsible for the maintenance of 28 lean-tos in the Catskill Park. Volunteers help maintain the lean-to, clean up the surrounding site and keep side trails and overflow campsites open and accessible.
|Catskill Forest Preserve||03/25/2015|
|North Jersey Trail Maintainer||
Come join us in preserving the Hiking Trail in historic North Jersey
|Trail Maintainer; Pequannock Watershed||Two remote trail sections in the Pequannock Watershed are in need of TLC. Clipping/lopping/blazing are needed. Strong hikers who like 'back country' will enjoy these two sections. Bring a friend and work as a team if desired for both sections.||Pequannock Watershed||08/23/2013|
|AT Endangered Plant Monitor||
A new Appalachian Trail opportunity.
|Harriman State Park, NY area||04/03/2013|
|Invasives Strike Force Volunteer||
Last year more than 100 volunteers surveyed over 210 miles of trail for invasive plants!
|Trail Maintainer: Staten Island - V06||Help repair and maintain a section of the beautiful Staten Island Greenbelt Circular Trail.||Staten Island, NY||03/25/2013|
|Trail Maintainer: Catskills - V34||Follow a scenic cascade through a valley or a rugged trail to mountain views - get involved and join the Trail Conference volunteers and member clubs who maintain over 200 miles of trails in the Catskill Park and the neighboring Catskill Mountains region.||Catskill Forest Preserve||03/25/2013|
|Trail Maintainer: Long Path North - V54||Would you like to maintain a section of the famous Long Path?||Long Path - Catskills North||03/25/2013|
|Trail Maintainer: Minnewaska State Park - V79||
Scenic points, cliffs, hills, kills, and carriageways!
|Minnewaska State Park||03/25/2013|
|Trail Maintainer: Highlands Trail - V86||A trail built to highlight what's best about our region. Only one thing is missing--you!||NY & NJ||03/25/2013|
|Trail Maintainer: Lenape Trail - V89||This New Jersey trail is a real hidden gem.||Essex County, NJ||03/25/2013|
|Trail Maintainer: Shawangunk Ridge Trail- V64||
Give back to the Gunks.
|Trail Supervisor: Catskills - V98||Join the team that maintains over 200 miles of backcountry trails.||Catskill Forest Preserve||06/27/2012|
|Trail Supervisor: Jenny Jump - V97||Would you jump at the chance to be supervisor here?||Jenny Jump State Forest||03/08/2012|
|Corridor Monitor: AT Dutchess South Lands - V22||Just 1 vacancy remains to monitor the trail lands boundaries in the Taconic section of the AT.||AT - Dutchess South, near Pawling||03/06/2011|
|Corridor Monitor: AT Dutchess Middle Lands - V23||Monitor the trail lands boundaries in the Nuclear Lake section of the AT.||AT - Dutchess Middle Lands||03/06/2011|
|Corridor Monitor: AT Putnam Section - V10||Monitor Putnam AT trail lands boundaries.||AT - Putnam Section||03/05/2011|