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!
Search our schedule to find a work party in your area. No experience necessary — just bring boots, gloves, and lunch.
Backcountry trips are multi-day work parties where you and your crew work and camp in the wilderness. There are two types:
- Volunteer vacation - 8 days. Your gear and WTA-provided meals are packed in for you.
- Backcountry response team (BCRT) - These are more rugged. They run 3 - 8 days, and you hike in your own gear and food as well as WTA-provided tools.
What to expect
Taking care of trails together
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!