WTA welcomes anyone who wants to volunteer on trail. Whether you've had years of experience or you're brand new to tools, here you can find how to sign up for work parties and find answers to frequently asked questions.
We look forward to seeing you on trail!
Register for a WTA Work Party
Search our schedule to find a work party in your area. No experience necessary — just bring boots, gloves, and lunch. But if you want more details, check out the resources to the right.
Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you need to know about doing a WTA work party, from what to expect on volunteer day, to what you need to bring and what the work will be like.
- Best Practices: PPE, carrying tools and working together
- Move mindfully: Use your tools like a pro
- Meet your trail work tools
- What's a construction project? How about annual maintenance?
- Glossary of trail work terms
Who You'll Volunteer With
WTA has a wonderful community of crew leaders who give their time and skills who help new (and experienced) volunteers learn about trail work. Read about them, then sign up for a work party to meet them in person!
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.
See what you can earn when you volunteer with us
Taking Care of Trails Together
Backcountry trips are multi-day work parties where you and your crew work and camp in the wilderness. They're really fun, but take a bit more prep than your average day work party. Luckily, we've got everything you need to do one comfortably, from packing lists to training.
> Learn about WTA's backcountry trips
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.
Volunteering as a group is a fun and rewarding way to give back to trails. Spend the day team-building and learning new skills; you'll walk away with a sense of accomplishment knowing that you helped WTA in our mission to create trails for everyone, forever. No experience needed!
> Register your group for a volunteer day with WTA
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.