Click Here to Check Out Our Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to help protect, maintain, enhance, promote 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, including:

  • Trail Building & Maintenance
  • Running & Participatory Events
  • Mailings & Office Work
  • Fundraising
  • Outreach booths at community events
  • Speaking Engagements

If you have a particular skill to offer or just wish to help out, please click the link below to find opportunities near you, or email for more information.

Check our Calendar to find our more information on events that you might be interested in.

Volunteer Hours

Participated in recent volunteer work? Volunteers and their time are the foundation of the Arizona Trail. Please do so from your Personal Engagement Dashboard (PED). You can request a link to your PED here.

Pro tip: Bookmark your PVP link to quickly log future hours. If you lose it you can always request a new one. After requesting a link, any previous links will no longer work.

Pro tip: Be sure to bookmark your link to get back to it easily. If you lose it you can always request a new one. After requesting a link, any previous links will no longer work.

Volunteers who track their time are offered awards based on the number of hours logged per year. Learn more about our Volunteer Award Program here. 

Questions? Email us at

Trail Skills Institute

Are you interested in learning more about properly monitoring, maintaining and constructing trails? Are you a steward of the Arizona Trail or are you interested in helping out with trail projects? Do you like to get your hands dirty while learning valuable skills at the same time? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then make your reservations today for the upcoming trail training events! Check the Trail Skills Institute page for dates and locations.


Volunteering With a Group

Trail work is a great way to give back to the trail community and can also be an amazing opportunity to build team, have fun with your friends or meet corporate volunteerism goals.

If you’re looking for volunteer opportunities for groups and organizations you can look through the list of current opportunities on our volunteer portal, or we can look at scheduling an opportunity specially tailored to your group. Just contact us at

We look forward to seeing you on (and off) the trail!

American Express Serve2Gether Volunteers on AZT Passage 16

Challenge 43

The ATA’s Challenge 43 is a special program for ambitious volunteers who want to explore the whole 800 miles of the Arizona Trail from a service perspective. We’ll help you track your participation in work events and projects on all 43 passages of the trail. When you’ve completed the Challenge, there’s a special prize in it for you!

Sign up here for Challenge 43!