ATA Volunteerism Benefits

Volunteerism isn’t just another part of what the ATA does – it’s the driving force that powers our accomplishments. There are many rewards that come from giving back to the trail: the fun of working outside, meeting great trail people, and learning to see the trail in a whole new way. For most of us – that’s reward enough. However, the ATA wants to recognize the contribution of our hardworking volunteers.

Check out the benefits of recording volunteer hours with the ATA below – then sign up for our next work opportunity!

Track your progress by logging your hours into the volunteer system and watch your badges pile up.


4 Hours – I made a difference!
  • Fun, camaraderie and skill development (this comes free with every hour you give!)
  • Invitation to future ATA volunteer events and appreciation activities
25 Hours – Bronze
  • Coupon for 23% off of one REI Co-op Brand Item, Class or Outing from our sponsors at REI
  • Resets annually
50 Hours – Silver
  • Arizona Trail Trekker Hat or Off-Road Cap (we’d pin a star on your shirt, but it’d probably just get dusty anyway)
  • Resets annually
100 Hours* – Orange Hat Brigade 
  • Personalized Orange Hard Hat – this marks you as a seasoned Trail Dog! – OR –
  • Embroidered personalized sun hat or fleece cap (you can’t get THESE in the store!)
  • Recognition in Newsletter and at Annual Meeting
250 Hours* – Your Heart on Your Sleeve
  • Embroidered long-sleeve Royal Robbins shirt with 250 hour logo  – You’ve shown how much you love the trail – we want everyone to see it when you walk in the room!
  • Recognition in Newsletter and at Annual Meeting
500 Hours* – Trail Boss
  • Trail Boss Backpack filled with personal Trail Tools. Custom pack with the ATA logo, 500 Hour Badge and your personalization. We’ll make sure the finest tools are at your fingertips!
  • Recognition in Newsletter and at Annual Meeting

*100,250 and 500 Hour awards are cumulative and do not reset each year. Once you’ve reached 500 you get to start all over!