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Volunteer Trail Crew

Do you like hands-on outdoor work? Do you love trails?

Trail Crew members create and maintain trails that make outdoor adventures possible in our region.

Three smiling young women posing with tools

Responsibilities

Tasks for each work day will be determined by the group leader based on needs and priorities, but may include:

  • Cutting a new trail.
  • Maintaining or refurbishing existing trails.
  • Installing or rebuilding water crossings.
  • Placing trail markers or signs.
  • Constructing or repairing kiosks.
  • Creating or maintaining other trail amenities.
Volunteers digging a new trail

Qualifications

  • Interest in working outdoors and a commitment to conservation.
  • Comfort doing physical activities in rugged conditions.
  • Comfort using hand tools such as loppers, hand/bow saws, pruning shears, shovels, rakes, hammers, etc.
  • Ability to participate in scheduled workdays (spring through fall).
  • Ability to travel independently to work locations.
Volunteers put up sign on a tree

Typical Time Commitment

  • Kestrel Land Trust holds work days periodically from spring through fall. We schedule both weekday and weekend work days. Work days are weather dependent.
  • Volunteers may choose the day(s) that suit their schedules.
  • Individual work days may last 3-4 hours. This varies, and volunteers may not need to stay the entire work period.
Volunteers hammering wooden bridge

Tools & Training Provided

  • Kestrel will provide tools and materials as needed for work days (though volunteer contributions of tools are welcome).
  • Instruction in safety and use of tools provided.
  • Basic plant identification and removal techniques.
  • Other skills required for special projects such as construction or installation of
    trail amenities.

Note: If you sign up for our Trail Crew, you will be notified of outdoor work days that focus on trails only. If you would like to be notified of other types of hands-on field activities, sign up for our Land Crew, too! Just send us an email.

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