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Volunteer in-person

Join Trust staff for a day, weekend, or week – whatever works best for you – and give back to the places you love. Find a volunteer project ›


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Volunteer on your own

Can't join us on a volunteer trip? Contribute to one of our independent science projects when it fits into your schedule. Browse current opportunities ›

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How to sign-up

  • Browse our trip list, and choose one you'd like to join.
  • Select "SIGN UP," and follow the prompts.
  • Check your email for further instructions.
  • Send in your volunteer application form.
  • Become a member of the Grand Canyon Trust.
  • A Trust trip leader will confirm your spot.

Questions? Email volunteernow@grandcanyontrust.org.

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Public health considerations on volunteer trips

Our top priority is the safety and comfort of our trip participants. Precautionary measures that will be followed on trips to avoid the spread of communicable diseases will be communicated in pre-trip emails. If we feel that a trip cannot be safely conducted due to public health conditions, or for any other reason, we will cancel the trip with as much notice as possible. Volunteers or participants may reach out to volunteernow@grandcanyontrust.org with any questions.

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Why volunteer?

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.
  • Eat well. Our trip leaders are excellent cooks, who have the skills to take care of you and keep you safe in the field.
  • 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.
  • 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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Questions? Contact us.

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

Read through our FAQs or get in touch ›

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Volunteers are essential

We're growing our community of volunteers and putting boots and shovels to the ground for conservation. In 2023, over 300 people collectively contributed over 2,500 hours to restoration and research projects across the Colorado Plateau. Explore the map to see what we accomplished in the field.

Volunteers in Action Blog


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