Feb 20


Please email or call (408) 355-2254 if you are interested in one of the ongoing volunteer opportunities listed below

  • Adopt-a-Trail – Do you have a trail you use that you would like to help maintain? Do you have a group that is looking for some good, physical service work in a beautiful outdoor setting? If so, we’d like you to adopt-a-trail. Adopt-a-Trail volunteers, after completing Department training, will take care of a trail, or section of trail, within a County Park. Adopt-a-Trail volunteers conduct trail brushing/pruning, litter/debris removal, routine trail tread/drainage clearing, and major trail problem reporting. Participants who agree to participate for one-year will receive in-park signage acknowledging their commitment.
  • Trail Crew Lead Volunteers – We’re looking for some good people who would like to be highly skilled trail “hot-shot” group members. Trail Crew Leads will be provided with in-depth trail-building and maintenance training, and will then assist park staff with major trail projects. Trail Crew Leads will also oversee adopt-a-trail groups and Trail Day events for scheduled trail projects. Per State law, fingerprinting for this position may be required.
  • Trail Watch – County Parks is looking for hikers, bikers and horseback riders who use, or would like to use, park trails and want to help Ranger staff by patrolling, providing visitor information, providing basic services in emergencies, and correcting or reporting park violations. All candidates must complete a 16-hour training academy, and a training hike/ride prior to being activated. Volunteers are asked to provide a minimum of 48-hours of service annually once active. Uniforms are provided to all volunteers. The next Trail Watch Academy is scheduled for Spring 2005- sign up early- these Academies fill up quickly!
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