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Need to log you volunteer hours? Find instructional resources on how to log your hours, here.

Would you like to help protect, maintain, enhance, promote, and sustain the Arizona National Scenic Trail? The Arizona Trail Association is a volunteer-based organization and there are always opportunities for individuals, families, and groups to participate. From trail building/maintenance, running/participatory events, office work, fundraising, outreach, and public speaking opportunities, there is a volunteer task for everyone!

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Whether you have a particular skill to offer or just wish to help out, we invite you to visit our Volunteer Events page to see upcoming opportunities or email for more information.

Volunteer Hours

Request an Engagement Dashboard link here.

Participated in a volunteer event and need to submit your hours? The tutorial below and this document offer step-by-step instruction on how to log your hours.

Volunteers and their time are the foundation of the Arizona Trail so make sure to submit your volunteer hours from your Engagement Dashboard. If you do not have an Engagement Dashboard yet, request one here.

Pro tip: Bookmark the link to your Engagement Dashboard so that you can 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.

You can earn rewards for your logged volunteer time! Learn more about our Volunteer Reward 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.

Remote Maintenance and Monitoring

Planning a long-distance adventure on the Arizona Trail? Want to help with minor trail maintenance along the way? Then click the link to join the Remote Trail Maintenance Task Force!

Outreach/Tabling at Community Events

Tabling at community outreach events is a great way to support ATA’s mission! These spaces offer ample opportunity to share, inform, and invite new people to experience the AZT and support the ATA. Outreach events are also a lot of fun and they provide a valuable way for volunteers to get involved off the trail. Volunteers at these events engage ATA booth visitors by answering questions, sharing resources, and aiming to get folks excited about the AZT! Additional volunteer tasks may include donation collection, implementation of an activity/game, booth set/up breakdown, and/or supply and equipment transport.


**Volunteers who log 10 hours of service at ATA community outreach events will receive a special ‘Ask Me About the AZT’ t-shirt (photo right). This incentive is ONLY available to community outreach volunteers.**


Outreach/Tabling FAQs (refer to this for answers to questions commonly asked by community event attendees)




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 Events Page, 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

Gateway Community Ambassadors

Local representation within our Gateway Communities (GWC) is critical to maintaining engagement between the AZT and these communities. Connecting with our GWCs, allows us to support local businesses, encourage statewide recreational tourism, and expand the AZT community. If you live in an AZT GWC and are interested in connecting your community to the trail, the GWC opportunity is for you!

GWC ambassadors help keep their associated GWC page up to date and create strategies to deepen engagement between their community and the AZT. Send us an email to find out more about this exciting volunteer opportunity;