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We're always looking for volunteers to help with data entry and other office tasks. If you're based in Flagstaff or Moab, check out our current opportunities ›


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Itching to get outside? Volunteer on a research or restoration trip and spend a week roaming around the plateau's mountains, canyons, and forests. Learn about our projects ›


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If you live in New York, California, or anywhere in between, no problem. You can advocate for public lands on the Colorado Plateau anytime, anywhere. Here's how ›

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We need you

Cutbacks in funding, staffing, and resources for managing our public lands mean we need volunteers to 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. 

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Like a lot of folks, it means a lot to me to do more for causes I believe in than just cut checks.  I really value the opportunity to get my hands dirty and up close to that which we're fighting for."
— Matt McWright, Atherton, CA

How to sign-up

  • Browse our trip list, and choose one you'd like to join
  • Click "Apply now," and follow the prompts
  • Check your email for further instructions
  • Send in your volunteer application and Trust membership forms
  • A Trust trip leader will confirm your spot

Questions? Email volunteernow@grandcanyontrust.org.

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Volunteer opportunities for groups

We take a variety of student clubs, conservation crews, and other groups on service learning trips across the Colorado Plateau. If you're a group leader looking for volunteer opportunities with the Trust, email Mike Chizhov: mchizhov@grandcanyontrust.org.

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Shots from the field

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Give us your time. We'll make it worth your while.

We know you volunteer out of love for the Colorado Plateau, but here's what's in it for you:

  • Spend a week in the mountains, canyons, or forests of the Colorado Plateau. Our field sites range from the north rim of the Grand Canyon to stunning southern Utah.
  • Work hard and play hard. You'll sweat during the day but have plenty of time to relax at camp in the evenings.
  • Learn or hone a new skill. From using power tools to identifying plants, you can learn from the best. Trust staff are experts in their fields and excited to share knowledge (and occasionally useless trivia) with you. 
  • Become a part of our community. When you volunteer with the Trust you join a big family of people who are passionate advocates for the Colorado Plateau.  


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Can't join us in the field? No problem.

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Volunteers are Essential

Every year, hundreds of volunteers collectively contribute more than 14,000 hours — equal to seven full-time positions — to conservation and restoration projects across the plateau that would otherwise be left undone. Take a look at our projects, and the people who make them happen.

Map tips: Zoom in and out and pan around to see the totals change. Zoom in and click on the red areas to meet our volunteers. View full screen map

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Questions? Contact us.

Curious about the menu on volunteer trips, or the gear you'll need?

Read through our FAQs or get in touch ›

Volunteers in Action Blog


Building a movement for climate justice on the Colorado Plateau.

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Research and Stewardship Volunteer Coordinator Lisa Winters gives an update on the recently concluded volunteer season. Now she's back planning trips for next year!

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Volunteer Program Director Emily Thompson bids the program farewell with some of her favorite memories and lessons.

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Volunteer with us!
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