We welcome motivated groups of 10-12 volunteers to help us achieve our mission to protect and restore the Colorado Plateau. Learn more about these projects ›
Our volunteer trips begin in March and run through mid-October. We work with a variety of groups including high school and college students, Alternative Spring Break groups, adventure travel organizations, rehab and recovery groups, hunters, and AmeriCorps conservation crews. Each year we have more group requests than we can accommodate. Due to the increasing number of such requests, our online application process makes it easier for you to find and request more information and apply, and helps us decide which groups are the best fit for our work.
Imagine spending a week in a remote area without the electronic world to distract you, where you can connect with the Earth around you and the rest of your group. Imagine sleeping outside under a blanket of millions of bright stars and waking to a brilliant sunrise over the rim of Grand Canyon. Imagine learning about the threats facing public lands in your country, YOUR lands, and spending a week involved in a hands-on project that helps to protect and restore them for present and future generations. You will make new friends, see new places, do good work, and feel rewarded. Every volunteer’s experience is unique and special, and we hope that you take away a desire to re-connect with the land around you and protect the places you love in your own communities.
A volunteer experience with Grand Canyon Trust is more than a week of fun conservation work. It’s an opportunity to engage directly in current issues like climate change and energy development that affect the Colorado Plateau and to learn how our individual choices have the collective power to create change not just on the Plateau, but also in our own communities.
While we are here to provide your group with an unforgettable volunteer experience, we also want to partner with groups that will share what they learned with others! We host groups who will dive into the issues and explore a particular project beyond just the physical nature of the work. We will provide pre-trip readings and develop an itinerary that includes time for discussion and reflection.
After you return to your hometown we are asking that your group share the experience in the form of a post-trip project to one or more audiences in your community. This could be a blog post, hosting a film screening, or giving a presentation. See the Tools for Change for examples of what others are doing.
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