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.
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North Jersey Trail Maintainer

Come join us in preserving the Hiking Trail in historic North Jersey 

North Jersey 08/10/2016
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 06/21/2016
Trail Maintainer: Catskills 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 06/21/2016
AT Endangered Plant Monitor

A new Appalachian Trail opportunity.

AT Trail 06/21/2016
Harriman and Bear Mountain State Park Trail Maintainer Come volunteer in one of the most historic parks in our region Harriman Bear Mountain 06/21/2016
Trail Supervisor Do you have what it takes to help lead volunteers on the Trail?  Various parks throughout the region 06/21/2016
North Jersey Trail Chair Do you want to help lead the efforts in North Jersey North Jersey 06/21/2016
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.

Sam's Point 04/28/2016
Delaware Water Gap Trail Maintainer Enjoy breathtaking views while helping to maintain the trails in West Jersey Delaware Water Gap 01/21/2016
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
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
Invasives Strike Force Volunteer

Last year more than 100 volunteers surveyed over 210 miles of trail for invasive plants!

various parks 04/01/2013
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: 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.

Shawangunk Ridge 03/17/2013
Trail Supervisor: Catskills - V98 Join the team that maintains over 200 miles of backcountry trails. Catskill Forest Preserve 06/27/2012
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