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Preserve Park Steward Volunteer

Become a Preserve Park Steward and help make a difference!

The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is seeking volunteers who can help monitor, protect, and maintain over 35,000 acres of preserve lands. With a limited number of Park Rangers on hand to manage these public lands, becoming a Park Steward is a way to "give back" to these beautiful areas that so many enjoy. Park Stewards are a valuable part of our conservation team.

There are many ways in which you can become a member of the Park Steward team. From being a trail monitor, to maintaining trailhead gates; from assisting with litter pick up, to providing educational information to park users. Park Stewards can even perform their duties while using their own personal equipment such as a bicycle or horse! They also receive identification gear, field training, and continuous support from park staff. We invite YOU to share in our commitment to caring for YOUR Desert Parks & Mountain Preserves.

Please visit the following webpage for more information on the Preserve Park Steward Volunteer program:
https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/volunteer-opportunities
Minimum Age:
     16
Volunteer Type:
    Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+), Families, Small Group (under 25)
Commitment:
     Daily
Sponsoring Organization:
     Parks & Recreation Department Natural Resources Division- Park Rangers
Location

Phoenix, AZ 

Requirements

To Apply, please use the link below for our online application: https://volunteer.phoenix.gov/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=501&class=VolunteerRegistration
Once your application has been received a volunteer coordinator will contact you. Thank you!

- Participants must submit a Park Steward Application (Individual Application or Group/Family Application).
- Participants must be at least 16 years of age to qualify for the Individual Park Steward category.
- Participants must attend an Orientation/Field Training session led by City of Phoenix Park Rangers.
- Participants must be willing to volunteer a total of 60 hours per year.
- Participants should be in sound physical health.
- Individual participants must possess a valid I.D. Card or Drivers License.
- Certain volunteer positions may require a background check and/or fingerprinting.

Contact Information

Peter White
Park Ranger II
(602) 256-3207
peter.white@phoenix.gov

Opportunity Schedule

CITY OF PHOENIX PARK RANGERS TRAILS ALLIANCE (NORTH/SONORAN)
11/25/2020
6:30 am - 9:30 am

Address:
10th St and E Dove Valley Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
brian.holtz@phoenix.gov


Location Information:
10th St and E Dove Valley Rd. Look for Ranger vehicle, access to Ridgeback Trail.


Join skillful Trail Advocate Park Rangers to learn the necessary skills of properly monitoring and maintaining your trails with Rangers Brian, Jessi and Andy. Become a skilled trail master to be able to lead small trail projects. Expect to hike 2 miles to and from work sites. Bring water, snacks, and appropriate clothing. Meeting location will depend on the trail.


Available Positions: 8


Watermelon Crew Trail Work
11/25/2020
6:30 am - 9:30 am

Address:
6131 E Cholla Lane
, AZ
Phone:
561-251-2640


Cholla...


Available Positions: 4


CITY OF PHOENIX PARK RANGERS TRAILS ALLIANCE (NORTH/SONORAN)
11/27/2020
6:30 am - 9:30 am

Address:
10th St and E Dove Valley Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
brian.holtz@phoenix.gov


Location Information:
10th St and E Dove Valley Rd. Look for Ranger vehicle, access to Ridgeback Trail.


Join skillful Trail Advocate Park Rangers to learn the necessary skills of properly monitoring and maintaining your trails with Rangers Brian, Jessi and Andy. Become a skilled trail master to be able to lead small trail projects. Expect to hike 2 miles to and from work sites. Bring water, snacks, and appropriate clothing. We will be continuing our work on Sidewinder trail!


Available Positions: 5


Scorching Saguaros Cleanup Crew
11/27/2020
7:00 am - 9:00 am

Address:
625 N Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone:
561-251-2640


Post Thanksgiving cleanup at Papago park!! There will be trash!! Skip the deals and sales and come help clean!!! And burn some calories! Meet at Ramadas 9 & 10!!


Available Positions: 18


"We Want You" Park Steward Recruitment with Ranger Jana - Opt Outside/Black Friday - Mormon Trailhead (24th Street)
11/27/2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Address:
8610 S. 24th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Phone:
jana.benson@phoenix.gov


Location Information:
Meet at the 24th Street Trailhead (a.k.a. Mormon Trailhead) at South Mountain Park and Preserve. Follow 24th Street south past Baseline Road. The street turns left and the parking lot will be on your right hand side. Meet at the Ramada.


Come share your story and help us recruit new volunteers at South Mountain Park (Mormon Trailhead, 24th Street). Wear your park steward shirt and badge if you have them! Please remember masks and social distancing are required at all times.


Available Positions: 3


Watermelon Crew Trail Work
11/28/2020
6:30 am - 9:30 am

Address:
6131 E Cholla Lane
, AZ
Phone:
561-251-2640


Cholla...


Available Positions: 8


CHANGE GANG: NMVC TREE TRIM & CLEANUP
11/28/2020
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:
12950 N 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
greg.jones@phoenix.gov


Location Information:
North Mountain Visitors Center: We will meet in the equestrian parking by the dumpsters.


We will be trimming trees, removing weeds and general cleanup. Bring water, snacks, hat, long sleeve shirt, PPE, appropriate clothes for weather, sun block and closed toe shoes.


Available Positions: 9


CITY OF PHOENIX PARK RANGERS TRAILS ALLIANCE (NORTH/SONORAN)
11/29/2020
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:
10th St and E Dove Valley Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
jessica.szopinski@phoenix.gov


Location Information:
10th St and E Dove Valley Rd. Look for Ranger vehicle, access to Ridgeback Trail.


Join skillful Trail Advocate Park Rangers to learn the necessary skills of properly monitoring and maintaining your trails with Rangers Brian, Jessi and Andy. Become a skilled trail master to be able to lead small trail projects. Expect to hike 2 miles to and from work sites. Bring water, snacks, and appropriate clothing. We will be continuing our work on Sidewinder trail!


Available Positions: 5


South Mountain 3 -Tables Renovation Project Squad --- REVEGETATION Come join the Squad!
11/29/2020
10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Address:
10919 S Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:


Location Information:
South Mountain Park
Meet at the Ranger Office at 10:30 AM


South Mountain Park is renovating several different areas around the park to improve our visitor experience. Help us revegetate the new 3-Tables Picnic Area! We will be selectively harvesting and transplanting native species into the new picnic area! We will use hand tools and wheel barrows to help us complete this project. Gloves, extra water and snacks will be provided. Please meet at the Ranger Station at 10:30 AM sharp. Please send an email to Ranger Derek at derek.gerson@phoenix.gov for questions or more information.


Available Positions: 5


CHANGE GANG: NMVC TREE TRIM & CLEANUP
12/03/2020
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:
12950 N 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
greg.jones@phoenix.gov


Location Information:
North Mountain Visitors Center: We will meet in the equestrian parking by the dumpsters.


We will be trimming trees, removing weeds and general cleanup. Bring water, snacks, hat, long sleeve shirt, PPE, appropriate clothes for weather, sun block and closed toe shoes.


Available Positions: 9


"We Want You" Park Steward Recruitment with Ranger Jana - Pima Canyon
12/04/2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Address:
4500 E Pima Canyon Road
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
jana.benson@phoenix.gov


Location Information:
Pima Canyon Trailhead. Meet Ranger Benson at the Ramadas by the restrooms.


Come share your story and help us recruit new volunteers at the Pima Canyon Trailhead! Wear your park steward shirt and badge if you have them! Please remember masks and social distancing are required at all times. Dogs, horses, and mountain bikes are welcome.... lets show trail users why being Park Steward is the best gig in town!


Available Positions: 3


CHANGE GANG: NMVC TREE TRIM & CLEANUP
12/05/2020
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:
12950 N 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
greg.jones@phoenix.gov


Location Information:
North Mountain Visitors Center: We will meet in the equestrian parking by the dumpsters.


We will be trimming trees, removing weeds and general cleanup. Bring water, snacks, hat, long sleeve shirt, PPE, appropriate clothes for weather, sun block and closed toe shoes.


Available Positions: 8


CHANGE GANG: NMVC TREE TRIM & CLEANUP
12/10/2020
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:
12950 N 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
greg.jones@phoenix.gov


Location Information:
North Mountain Visitors Center: We will meet in the equestrian parking by the dumpsters.


We will be trimming trees, removing weeds and general cleanup. Bring water, snacks, hat, long sleeve shirt, PPE, appropriate clothes for weather, sun block and closed toe shoes.


Available Positions: 9


CHANGE GANG: NMVC TREE TRIM & CLEANUP
12/12/2020
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:
12950 N 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
greg.jones@phoenix.gov


Location Information:
North Mountain Visitors Center: We will meet in the equestrian parking by the dumpsters.


We will be trimming trees, removing weeds and general cleanup. Bring water, snacks, hat, long sleeve shirt, PPE, appropriate clothes for weather, sun block and closed toe shoes.


Available Positions: 9


CHANGE GANG: NMVC TREE TRIM & CLEANUP
12/17/2020
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:
12950 N 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
greg.jones@phoenix.gov


Location Information:
North Mountain Visitors Center: We will meet in the equestrian parking by the dumpsters.


We will be trimming trees, removing weeds and general cleanup. Bring water, snacks, hat, long sleeve shirt, PPE, appropriate clothes for weather, sun block and closed toe shoes.


Available Positions: 9


Park Steward Orientation
12/17/2020
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Address:

, AZ
Phone:


Webex Invitation will come day of orientation


Available Positions: 44


"We Want You" Recruitment Series with Ranger Benson at Kiwanis Trailhead (South Mountain)
12/18/2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Address:
10919 S Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
jana.benson@phoenix.gov


Location Information:
Meet at the Ranger Office, about 1/2 mile into the park. We will move over to Kiwanis Trailhead as a team.


Come share your story and help us recruit new volunteers at the Kiwanis Trailhead! Wear your park steward shirt and badge if you have them! Please remember masks and social distancing are required at all times. Dogs, horses, and mountain bikes are welcome.... lets show trail users why being Park Steward is the best gig in town!


Available Positions: 5


CHANGE GANG: NMVC TREE TRIM & CLEANUP
12/19/2020
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:
12950 N 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
greg.jones@phoenix.gov


Location Information:
North Mountain Visitors Center: We will meet in the equestrian parking by the dumpsters.


We will be trimming trees, removing weeds and general cleanup. Bring water, snacks, hat, long sleeve shirt, PPE, appropriate clothes for weather, sun block and closed toe shoes.


Available Positions: 9


CHANGE GANG: NMVC TREE TRIM & CLEANUP
12/24/2020
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:
12950 N 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
greg.jones@phoenix.gov


Location Information:
North Mountain Visitors Center: We will meet in the equestrian parking by the dumpsters.


We will be trimming trees, removing weeds and general cleanup. Bring water, snacks, hat, long sleeve shirt, PPE, appropriate clothes for weather, sun block and closed toe shoes.


Available Positions: 9


CHANGE GANG: NMVC TREE TRIM & CLEANUP
12/26/2020
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:
12950 N 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
greg.jones@phoenix.gov


Location Information:
North Mountain Visitors Center: We will meet in the equestrian parking by the dumpsters.


We will be trimming trees, removing weeds and general cleanup. Bring water, snacks, hat, long sleeve shirt, PPE, appropriate clothes for weather, sun block and closed toe shoes.


Available Positions: 9


CHANGE GANG: NMVC TREE TRIM & CLEANUP
12/31/2020
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:
12950 N 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
greg.jones@phoenix.gov


Location Information:
North Mountain Visitors Center: We will meet in the equestrian parking by the dumpsters.


We will be trimming trees, removing weeds and general cleanup. Bring water, snacks, hat, long sleeve shirt, PPE, appropriate clothes for weather, sun block and closed toe shoes.


Available Positions: 9