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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, download an application, fill it out and mail it in. You will be contacted once we review your application.
Individual Application: https://www.phoenix.gov/parkssite/Documents/d_033116.pdf
Group/Family Application: https://www.phoenix.gov/parkssite/Documents/d_033117.pdf

- 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
https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/volunteer-opportunities

Opportunity Schedule

Watermelon Crew Trailwork
09/21/2019
6:00 am - 9:00 am

Address:
2701 E. Squaw Peak Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone:
561-251-2640


Summit Trail Work at Piestewa, Meet in Navajo Parking Lot. first lot past summit area construction on left side. 2701 E. Squaw Peak Dr Phoenix AZ 85016


Available Positions: 10


"We Want You" Park Steward Recruitment Event
09/21/2019
7:00 am - 9:00 am

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


Come help us recruit new volunteers at Mormon Trailhead (8610 S 24th St). Please meet Ranger Benson at the ramada area, and wear your park steward shirt and badge if you have them!


Available Positions: 2


"To the Max Delta" Clean-Up Crew with Park Steward Alex Nachman
09/22/2019
6:00 am - 8:00 am

Address:
10919 S Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:


Please meet Park Steward Alex at Max Delta Trailhead, the parking lot across from Scorpion Gulch. Address is 10919 S Central Ave, first parking lot on your right as you enter main entrance of park. Please bring hats, sunscreen, and plenty of water. Trash pickers and bags will be provided.


Available Positions: 12


Hike and Learn Leave No Trace on the Trails
09/22/2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Address:
9200 N. 40th street
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Phone:
561-251-2640


Learn about the seven Leave No Trace Principles on the trail! Leave No Trace principles help guide and educate trail users on how to respect and protect our trails. The hike will be 2 to 3 miles across easy to moderate trail. Your Arizona State Advocate for Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics will be present to share examples of impacts to our trails and how we can work together to prevent them. 40th street trailhead 9200 N. 40th street Phoenix AZ 85028


Available Positions: 4


Apache Wash Heat and Greet
09/24/2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Address:
1600 E Sonoran Desert Dr.
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
602-495-5868


Help Rangers educate hikers about the dangers of hiking in the heat and pass out water to those in need.


Available Positions: 1


South Mountain Trail Crew
09/25/2019
6:00 am - 9:00 am

Address:
10919 S Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Phone:
taylor.riske@phoenix.gov


Location Information:
South Mountain Park Ranger Office -- drive in on central ave, pass the gatehouse, Ranger Office will be on your right across from parking


Give back to the mountain and join the Rangers as a member of the South Mountain Trail Crew. Duties include trail maintenance, rock work, trail closures, or updating signage and trail posts depending on the project. Meet at the Ranger Office inside the park, 10919 S Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85042. Bring water and appropriate clothing. Be prepared to hike up to two miles to and from work sites.


Available Positions: 12


TRAIL BOSS: Maintain the Drain - Trail Work/Training Series
09/25/2019
6:00 am - 9:00 am

Address:
12950 N. 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
602-495-5868


Location Information:
North Mountain Visitor Center<br /><strong>12950 N. 7th Street</strong><br /><strong>Meet at Southeast corner of Parking Lot by Trail #100 Tunnel</strong>


Learn the necessary skills of properly monitoring and maintaining trails. 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 work project and will be sent after you sign up.


Available Positions: 15


Trail Guru Trail Work
09/25/2019
6:00 am - 9:00 am

Address:
2701 E. Squaw Peak Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone:
561-251-2640


Meet at Apache Parking area all the way up the park road in Piestewa Peak. Working on good ole trail 304! 2701 E. Squaw Peak Drive Phoenix AZ 85016


Available Positions: 13


*CHANGE GANG* TRIM & INVASIVE PLANTS: North Mountain Visitor Center Revitalization With Parks Steward Adrian Robinson and Ken Satoyoshi.
09/26/2019
6:30 am - 9:30 am

Address:
12950 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Phone:
602-495-5868


12950 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85022. Meet in the back near dumpsters. Bring water, snacks, gloves, hat. appropriate clothing, and personal tools. Tools Supplied.


Available Positions: 15


RIDGELINE REHAB: Deem Hills with Ranger Andy
09/27/2019
6:00 am - 8:00 am

Address:
37th Ave. and Dynamite Rd.
, AZ
Phone:


Location Information:
Directions: Take I-17 to N Happy Valley Rd Exit and go West on Happy Valley Rd to 35th Ave. Turn right (North) on 35th Ave to Pinnacle Vista. Turn left (West) on Pinnacle Vista to 37th Ave. Turn right (North) on 37th Ave and take to the gate at the end. Park on Left (West) side of the gate.


Ongoing trail project to rehab ridgeline trail. Meet at 37th Ave. and Dynamite at gate. Bring water, snacks, hat, sunscreen, hiking boots and gloves. Be prepared to hike 3-4 miles to and from site. Work will include clearing drains, removing berms and rip rap sized rock from tread.


Available Positions: 6


Watermelon Crew Trailwork
09/27/2019
6:00 am - 9:00 am

Address:
2701 E. Squaw Peak Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone:
561-251-2640


Summit Trail Work at Piestewa, Meet in Navajo Parking Lot. first lot past summit area construction on left side. 2701 E. Squaw Peak Dr Phoenix AZ 85016


Available Positions: 13


Busy Bees Trail Crew with Ranger Jessi
09/28/2019
5:30 am - 8:30 am

Address:
10919 Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
jessica.szopinski@phoenix.gov


Meeting at the Ranger Office (10919 S Central Ave). We'll be prepping Holbert trail for Phoenix Summit Challenge. Please bring work gloves and plenty of water.


Available Positions: 9


Dreamy Draw Mining Hike Part II
09/28/2019
6:00 am - 8:30 am

Address:
2421 E. Northern Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Phone:
561-251-2640


2421 E. Northern Ave Phoenix AZ 85021 meet at ramada


Available Positions: 14


Watermelon Crew Trailwork
09/28/2019
6:00 am - 9:00 am

Address:
2701 E. Squaw Peak Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone:
561-251-2640


Summit Trail Work at Piestewa, Meet in Navajo Parking Lot. first lot past summit area construction on left side. 2701 E. Squaw Peak Dr Phoenix AZ 85016


Available Positions: 13


"We Want You" Park Steward Recruitment Event
09/28/2019
7:00 am - 9:00 am

Address:
10500 S 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
jana.benson@phoenix.gov


Come help us recruit new volunteers at Ma-Ha-Tauk Trailhead (10500 S 19th Ave). Please meet Ranger Benson at the start of the trail by map kiosk, and wear your park steward shirt and badge if you have them!


Available Positions: 1


Scorching Saguaros Cleanup crew
09/29/2019
6:00 am - 8:00 am

Address:
626 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone:
480-213-7321


West Park 626 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix AZ 85008


Available Positions: 18


*CHANGE GANG* TRIM & INVASIVE PLANTS: North Mountain Visitor Center Revitalization With Parks Steward Adrian Robinson and Ken Satoyoshi.
10/03/2019
6:30 am - 9:30 am

Address:
12950 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Phone:
602-495-5868


12950 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85022. Meet in the back near dumpsters. Bring water, snacks, gloves, hat. appropriate clothing, and personal tools. Tools Supplied.


Available Positions: 15


RIDGELINE REHAB: Deem Hills with Ranger Andy
10/04/2019
6:00 am - 8:00 am

Address:
37th Ave. and Dynamite Rd.
, AZ
Phone:


Location Information:
Directions: Take I-17 to N Happy Valley Rd Exit and go West on Happy Valley Rd to 35th Ave. Turn right (North) on 35th Ave to Pinnacle Vista. Turn left (West) on Pinnacle Vista to 37th Ave. Turn right (North) on 37th Ave and take to the gate at the end. Park on Left (West) side of the gate.


Ongoing trail project to rehab ridgeline trail. Meet at 37th Ave. and Dynamite at gate. Bring water, snacks, hat, sunscreen, hiking boots and gloves. Be prepared to hike 3-4 miles to and from site. Work will include clearing drains, removing berms and rip rap sized rock from tread.


Available Positions: 6


Bird watching at Papago Lakes
10/06/2019
6:30 am - 8:00 am

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


Enjoy birds? Join Ranger Sean on a bird walk at the Papago Park Lakes. Meet at Ramada 9 &10. 625 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix AZ 85008


Available Positions: 15


*CHANGE GANG* TRIM & INVASIVE PLANTS: North Mountain Visitor Center Revitalization With Parks Steward Adrian Robinson and Ken Satoyoshi.
10/10/2019
6:30 am - 9:30 am

Address:
12950 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Phone:
602-495-5868


12950 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85022. Meet in the back near dumpsters. Bring water, snacks, gloves, hat. appropriate clothing, and personal tools. Tools Supplied.


Available Positions: 15


RIDGELINE REHAB: Deem Hills with Ranger Andy
10/11/2019
6:00 am - 8:00 am

Address:
37th Ave. and Dynamite Rd.
, AZ
Phone:


Location Information:
Directions: Take I-17 to N Happy Valley Rd Exit and go West on Happy Valley Rd to 35th Ave. Turn right (North) on 35th Ave to Pinnacle Vista. Turn left (West) on Pinnacle Vista to 37th Ave. Turn right (North) on 37th Ave and take to the gate at the end. Park on Left (West) side of the gate.


Ongoing trail project to rehab ridgeline trail. Meet at 37th Ave. and Dynamite at gate. Bring water, snacks, hat, sunscreen, hiking boots and gloves. Be prepared to hike 3-4 miles to and from site. Work will include clearing drains, removing berms and rip rap sized rock from tread.


Available Positions: 6


Park Steward Orientation
10/16/2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Address:
2705 N 15th ave
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone:
561-251-2640


2705 N 15th ave phoenix AZ 85007


Available Positions: 13


*CHANGE GANG* TRIM & INVASIVE PLANTS: North Mountain Visitor Center Revitalization With Parks Steward Adrian Robinson and Ken Satoyoshi.
10/17/2019
6:30 am - 9:30 am

Address:
12950 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Phone:
602-495-5868


12950 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85022. Meet in the back near dumpsters. Bring water, snacks, gloves, hat. appropriate clothing, and personal tools. Tools Supplied.


Available Positions: 15


RIDGELINE REHAB: Deem Hills with Ranger Andy
10/18/2019
6:00 am - 8:00 am

Address:
37th Ave. and Dynamite Rd.
, AZ
Phone:


Location Information:
Directions: Take I-17 to N Happy Valley Rd Exit and go West on Happy Valley Rd to 35th Ave. Turn right (North) on 35th Ave to Pinnacle Vista. Turn left (West) on Pinnacle Vista to 37th Ave. Turn right (North) on 37th Ave and take to the gate at the end. Park on Left (West) side of the gate.


Ongoing trail project to rehab ridgeline trail. Meet at 37th Ave. and Dynamite at gate. Bring water, snacks, hat, sunscreen, hiking boots and gloves. Be prepared to hike 3-4 miles to and from site. Work will include clearing drains, removing berms and rip rap sized rock from tread.


Available Positions: 6


*CHANGE GANG* TRIM & INVASIVE PLANTS: North Mountain Visitor Center Revitalization With Parks Steward Adrian Robinson and Ken Satoyoshi.
10/24/2019
6:30 am - 9:30 am

Address:
12950 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Phone:
602-495-5868


12950 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85022. Meet in the back near dumpsters. Bring water, snacks, gloves, hat. appropriate clothing, and personal tools. Tools Supplied.


Available Positions: 15


RIDGELINE REHAB: Deem Hills with Ranger Andy
10/25/2019
6:00 am - 8:00 am

Address:
37th Ave. and Dynamite Rd.
, AZ
Phone:


Location Information:
Directions: Take I-17 to N Happy Valley Rd Exit and go West on Happy Valley Rd to 35th Ave. Turn right (North) on 35th Ave to Pinnacle Vista. Turn left (West) on Pinnacle Vista to 37th Ave. Turn right (North) on 37th Ave and take to the gate at the end. Park on Left (West) side of the gate.


Ongoing trail project to rehab ridgeline trail. Meet at 37th Ave. and Dynamite at gate. Bring water, snacks, hat, sunscreen, hiking boots and gloves. Be prepared to hike 3-4 miles to and from site. Work will include clearing drains, removing berms and rip rap sized rock from tread.


Available Positions: 6


*CHANGE GANG* TRIM & INVASIVE PLANTS: North Mountain Visitor Center Revitalization With Parks Steward Adrian Robinson and Ken Satoyoshi.
10/31/2019
6:30 am - 9:30 am

Address:
12950 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Phone:
602-495-5868


12950 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85022. Meet in the back near dumpsters. Bring water, snacks, gloves, hat. appropriate clothing, and personal tools. Tools Supplied.


Available Positions: 15


RIDGELINE REHAB: Deem Hills with Ranger Andy
11/01/2019
6:00 am - 8:00 am

Address:
37th Ave. and Dynamite Rd.
, AZ
Phone:


Location Information:
Directions: Take I-17 to N Happy Valley Rd Exit and go West on Happy Valley Rd to 35th Ave. Turn right (North) on 35th Ave to Pinnacle Vista. Turn left (West) on Pinnacle Vista to 37th Ave. Turn right (North) on 37th Ave and take to the gate at the end. Park on Left (West) side of the gate.


Ongoing trail project to rehab ridgeline trail. Meet at 37th Ave. and Dynamite at gate. Bring water, snacks, hat, sunscreen, hiking boots and gloves. Be prepared to hike 3-4 miles to and from site. Work will include clearing drains, removing berms and rip rap sized rock from tread.


Available Positions: 6


Come out to GROAZ's Trail Day #1 of 4 here at North/Sonoran. GROAZ members are mountain bikers who share in a common theme: advocacy, education, and sustainable trails for all.
11/02/2019
7:00 am - 11:00 am

Address:
TBD
, AZ
Phone:


Location Information:
TBD


Meet folks who have a common interest in our trails. Help lead or take part in GROAZ (Gravity Riders Organization of AZ) trail work day! www.groaz.org/about-us/


Available Positions: 50


*CHANGE GANG* TRIM & INVASIVE PLANTS: North Mountain Visitor Center Revitalization With Parks Steward Adrian Robinson and Ken Satoyoshi.
11/07/2019
6:30 am - 9:30 am

Address:
12950 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Phone:
602-495-5868


12950 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85022. Meet in the back near dumpsters. Bring water, snacks, gloves, hat. appropriate clothing, and personal tools. Tools Supplied.


Available Positions: 15


*CHANGE GANG* TRIM & INVASIVE PLANTS: North Mountain Visitor Center Revitalization With Parks Steward Adrian Robinson and Ken Satoyoshi.
11/14/2019
6:30 am - 9:30 am

Address:
12950 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Phone:
602-495-5868


12950 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85022. Meet in the back near dumpsters. Bring water, snacks, gloves, hat. appropriate clothing, and personal tools. Tools Supplied.


Available Positions: 15


*CHANGE GANG* TRIM & INVASIVE PLANTS: North Mountain Visitor Center Revitalization With Parks Steward Adrian Robinson and Ken Satoyoshi.
11/21/2019
6:30 am - 9:30 am

Address:
12950 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Phone:
602-495-5868


12950 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85022. Meet in the back near dumpsters. Bring water, snacks, gloves, hat. appropriate clothing, and personal tools. Tools Supplied.


Available Positions: 15


*CHANGE GANG* TRIM & INVASIVE PLANTS: North Mountain Visitor Center Revitalization With Parks Steward Adrian Robinson and Ken Satoyoshi.
11/28/2019
6:30 am - 9:30 am

Address:
12950 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Phone:
602-495-5868


12950 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85022. Meet in the back near dumpsters. Bring water, snacks, gloves, hat. appropriate clothing, and personal tools. Tools Supplied.


Available Positions: 15


*CHANGE GANG* TRIM & INVASIVE PLANTS: North Mountain Visitor Center Revitalization With Parks Steward Adrian Robinson and Ken Satoyoshi.
12/05/2019
6:30 am - 9:30 am

Address:
12950 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Phone:
602-495-5868


12950 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85022. Meet in the back near dumpsters. Bring water, snacks, gloves, hat. appropriate clothing, and personal tools. Tools Supplied.


Available Positions: 15


*CHANGE GANG* TRIM & INVASIVE PLANTS: North Mountain Visitor Center Revitalization With Parks Steward Adrian Robinson and Ken Satoyoshi.
12/12/2019
6:30 am - 9:30 am

Address:
12950 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Phone:
602-495-5868


12950 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85022. Meet in the back near dumpsters. Bring water, snacks, gloves, hat. appropriate clothing, and personal tools. Tools Supplied.


Available Positions: 15


*CHANGE GANG* TRIM & INVASIVE PLANTS: North Mountain Visitor Center Revitalization With Parks Steward Adrian Robinson and Ken Satoyoshi.
12/19/2019
6:30 am - 9:30 am

Address:
12950 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Phone:
602-495-5868


12950 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85022. Meet in the back near dumpsters. Bring water, snacks, gloves, hat. appropriate clothing, and personal tools. Tools Supplied.


Available Positions: 15


*CHANGE GANG* TRIM & INVASIVE PLANTS: North Mountain Visitor Center Revitalization With Parks Steward Adrian Robinson and Ken Satoyoshi.
12/26/2019
6:30 am - 9:30 am

Address:
12950 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Phone:
602-495-5868


12950 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85022. Meet in the back near dumpsters. Bring water, snacks, gloves, hat. appropriate clothing, and personal tools. Tools Supplied.


Available Positions: 14