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Volunteer Vacations

Volunteer vacations are week-long work parties that connect volunteers with trail maintenance projects in beautiful locations throughout Washington.

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Give us a week. We'll make it great!

On a volunteer vacation, WTA provides you with a week of fine cookingfun folks and a meaningful project. You hike into your campsite, but your gear and the WTA tools are packed in by stock, so your load is lighter on the way to camp. Volunteer vacations are open to people 18 years and older. Younger than that? We also offer youth volunteer vacations

Led by one of our skilled crew leaders, you'll complete important trail work and share chores with fellow volunteers in camp. And each trip is designed to provide you with plenty of time to eat, relax and enjoy your surroundings.

In 2021, volunteer vacations will be operating under increased safety precautions. See what we're doing to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and work safely together.

Relax in a beautiful setting after doing some trail work. Photo by Jim Dehmlow.
Relax in a beautiful setting after doing some trail work. Photo by Jim Dehmlow. 

Each volunteer vacation entails different trail projects and camping options. From established campgrounds to wilderness amenities to rustic cabins, there’s sure to be a trip that fits your goals and abilities. 

You bring your camping and personal gear and we’ll pack it in for you along with all the food and tools for the trip. No experience is necessary but we do encourage you to join a day work party beforehand to get a taste for trail work.

Still wondering about a volunteer vacation? Check our FAQs for the answers to any other questions you might have. 

Taking a break to enjoy the view. Photo by Tom Griffith.
Taking a break to enjoy the view on a 2019 volunteer vacation. Photo by Tom Griffith.