Volunteering is a vital component of our organization. Volunteers make it possible for us to achieve more work with our limited field staff, and volunteer hours help to pay off grants with matching funds for hours worked. Volunteering your time to work on a trail will give you an empowering sense of respect and ownership for the trail, and you will be reminded of that experience every time you use it.
For volunteer opportunities please check our volunteer and event calendar, or view or social media feed on our Home Page. To RSVP, please email Madeline Logowitz (firstname.lastname@example.org). Link to email.
During September and October of 2022 GCATT will be focusing on a new trail named Hawks Glide!
Hawks Glide is a new trail being constructed in the Sand Flats Recreation area east of Moab. Hawks Glide will connect the existing Eagle Eye Trail to the Falcon Flow trail along the new Raptor Route.
Open volunteer days are every Wednesday and Thursday at the following meet times.
- September 14th and 15th: UPDATE! Due to weather, new meet time is 9 am at the Porcupine Rim Trail Head on Sand Flats Road. Rain is in the forecast for the morning so come prepared with rain gear. If lightning is a concern or rain is heavy, we may cancel. Volunteers can leave at any point and are not expected to work all day.
- September 21st till October 27th: Meet at 9 am at the Porcupine Rim Trail Head on Sand Flats Road.
Check the volunteer calendar above for more info and additional volunteer opportunities.
Volunteering in the Age of COVID-19
Due to COVID-19, we have new protocols in place to safeguard our crew members and our volunteers.
Please, if you have had any symptoms related to COVID-19 during the last 14 days, do not volunteer at this time. Please see this questionnaire for a list of symptoms and considerations:
What To Bring & Wear for Volunteering
Our trail projects involve hiking, lifting rocks and logs, and using hand tools to dig, move, and sculpt soil. Be prepared to get dirty! Volunteers are welcome to help for either a half day or full day.
What To Wear
- Work gloves
- Close-toed shoes that are comfortable for hiking
- Long pants
- T-shirt or long-sleeve shirt
- Jackets and layers for changing weather conditions. Temperatures and wind change quickly, and the desert can be cold.
- Sun protection (hat, sun glasses, sun screen)
What To Bring
- Day pack
- 3 Liters (or more) of water
- Lunch (if necessary)
Grand County Trails is committed to educating volunteers about stewardship in the desert environment. Please visit our Education page to learn more.