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  • Sue Smith teaches new volunteers how to identify grasses.

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  • Rachel Esbjornson is a Badass Botanist and Americorp intern.

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  • Volunteering with the Trust is a great way to make new friends.

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  • Ponderosa High School students love getting outside.

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  • Denise has been volunteering with the Trust for over 10 years.

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  • Volunteering takes you to many off-the-map places.

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  • Ken is a retired teacher and now a seasoned volunteer.

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Join our Volunteer Community

When you volunteer with the Grand Canyon Trust you also join a big family of people who are energetic, fun, committed, smart, creative and passionate about the Colorado Plateau. Learn more about our volunteers, who are the heart and soul of the Trust, and join us today ›

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Shots from the field

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Volunteer - Empowering new leaders

Empowering new leaders

By inspiring and teaching young people, we are directly influencing our future leaders who will inherit all of today’s environmental challenges. See how we're getting students involved in conservation through our Youth Leadership Program ›

Volunteer - Citizen Science

Volunteer - Citizen Science

It is Never too Late to be a Scientist!

Feel like you missed your calling to be a botanist, biologist, or ecologist? Our citizen science projects provide people with training and the chance to get out in the field. The data we collect helps agencies like the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management best manage our public lands. Learn more about the Trust’s Citizen Science Program ›

Volunteer - Contact Us

Volunteer - Contact Us
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Questions? Contact us!

Curious about the menu of volunteer trips, or looking for opportunities for groups to help out on the ground? Read through our FAQs or get in touch:


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Volunteers are Essential

As a volunteer, you make it possible for the Trust to realize our mission to protect and restore the Colorado Plateau. Every year, over 250 people collectively contribute more than 14,000 hours — equal to seven full-time positions — to conservation and restoration projects that would otherwise be left undone.

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Volunteer - Mobilizing People for Conservation

Volunteer - Mobilizing People for Conservation

Mobilizing People for Conservation

We bring people power to advocate for the land, species, water, and cultures of the Colorado Plateau. Learn how you can amplify your voice on issues like uranium mining around the Grand Canyon and inappropriate energy development.

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We need you

Cutbacks in funding, staffing, and resources for managing our public lands mean we need people to help complete research and restoration projects on public and Native American lands. Our growing community of passionate citizens is our best hope for conservation on the Colorado Plateau—and beyond. 

Volunteering Changes Lives and Land

Volunteerism is at the heart of what we seek as an organization: to build a grassroots movement of people who speak for the land. The experiences that happen in the field carry over to personal lives. We are friends the environmental movement can call upon to defend beloved places and preserve their legacy for future generations. 


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Our Solutions

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Youth Leadership

We cultivate the next generation of conservation leaders. Over half our volunteers are young people who join us in the field to learn firsthand about the environmental challenges of their time. We help them translate their experiences and ideas into civic action. Our conservation interns develop vital skill-sets and get jobs in the environmental sector.

Citizen Science

We train citizen scientists to help answer hard questions and solve tough problems on public lands. We give them the skills, tools, and expertise to accomplish vital on-the-ground restoration and monitoring. We use this information to advocate for land management that minimizes habitat degradation in the face of climate change. 

Mobilizing People

We empower people to be effective advocates. Our volunteers document what they see on the land and make official comments on important land management policies. They are part of an energetic team working to find solutions to the problems facing the Colorado Plateau, with a truly unique and passionate voice for conservation.

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We need to stop locking science up in the lab, and bring it to the people.

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Flagstaff high school students take their advocacy work to the next level.

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While many of the Trump administration’s actions over the last two weeks have sparked public outcry and prompted protests, there is something happening that is giving me reassurance and hope.

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Roll up your sleeves and see for yourself the difference you can make. Volunteer with us!
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