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WTA welcomes everyone who wants to lend a hand and help out on trail — whether you've had years of experience or you're brand new to tools. Find how to sign up for work parties, get details about backcountry trips and find answers to frequently asked questions.

We look forward to seeing you on trail!



Volunteer with WTA photo by Karen Wang

Sign up for a Trail Work Party

Search our schedule to find a work party in your area. No experience necessary just bring boots, gloves, and lunch. 

A WTA volunteer crew

Backcountry Trips


Backcountry trips are multi-day work parties where you'll work and camp in the wilderness with your crew as you tackle a project our one-day work parties can't get to.


Try an eight-day volunteer vacation if you want your gear packed in and gourmet food provided by WTA.

For a more rugged experience, try a backcountry response team (BCRT). These range from three to eight days, and you'll hike in your own gear and food, as well as WTA-provided tools.





What to expect


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Frequently Asked Questions




Got questions about joining a work party? We've got answers for ya. 


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Benefits of Volunteering 

We appreciate our volunteers we couldn't do all our great work without you! We reward you with thanks yous, candy, and at certain milestones: swag. 




Taking care of trails together

Meet other volunteers

Community Stories



Get to know some of the wonderful people who've picked up a tool and lent a hand on trail, or meet some of the folks who go above and beyond for trails.


Families volunteering together

Youth Volunteer Options



WTA hosts family work parties and welcomes kids 10 and up to join us on trail with their parents.


We also lead youth volunteer vacations for 14- to 18-year olds. 

A volunteer groupVolunteer as a Group


Right now, as we're navigating the COVID pandemic, we've paused group work parties. We hope to see you and your group out on trail soon.


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Leadership: Meet Your Crew Leaders

WTA has a wonderful community of crew leaders who give their time and skills to helping new volunteers learn the basics (and beyond) of trail work. Read about them, then sign up for a work party to meet them in person!