Opportunity Details

Opportunity Details


Preserve Park Steward Volunteer

Become a Preserve Park Steward and help make a difference!

REQUIRED: Attend a Park Steward Orientation prior to starting any work as a volunteer. Please see schedule for orientation date.

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.
Minimum Age:
     16
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

Watermelon Crew Trail Work
01/22/2021
6:30 am - 9:30 am

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


CHOLLA!!!!


Available Positions: 6


Watermelon Crew Trail Work
01/23/2021
6:30 am - 9:30 am

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


CHOLLA!!!!


Available Positions: 6


CHANGE GANG: NMVC TREE TRIM & CLEANUP
01/23/2021
7:30 am - 10:30 am

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


Location Information:
North Mountain Visitors Center parking lot: Look for Park Ranger vehicle.


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


Available Positions: 7


Watermelon Crew Trail Work
01/27/2021
6:30 am - 9:30 am

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


CHOLLA!!!!


Available Positions: 8


CITY OF PHOENIX PARK RANGERS TRAILS ALLIANCE (NORTH/SONORAN)
01/27/2021
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:

, AZ
Phone:


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: 10


CHANGE GANG: NMVC TREE TRIM & CLEANUP
01/28/2021
7:30 am - 10:30 am

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


Location Information:
North Mountain Visitors Center parking lot: Look for Park Ranger vehicle.


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


Available Positions: 5


Watermelon Crew Trail Work
01/29/2021
6:30 am - 9:30 am

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


CHOLLA!!!!


Available Positions: 8


CITY OF PHOENIX PARK RANGERS TRAILS ALLIANCE (NORTH/SONORAN)
01/29/2021
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:

, AZ
Phone:


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.


Available Positions: 10


CHANGE GANG: SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE CLASS - NMVC
01/29/2021
8:00 am - 11:00 am

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


Location Information:
North Mountain Visitors Center: Look for the Park Ranger truck.


You will learn to improve your trimming skills, invasive plant identification and handling procedures along with Sustainable Landscape Management concepts. You may come to as many classes as you like to further improve your skills. Join us to hone your trimming skills. Remember to bring sturdy closed toe shoes, appropriate clothing layers for weather conditions, long sleeve shirt to protect your arms, water, snacks, gloves, mask, hat, sunscreen, personal trimming tools if you want, and a fun attitude. Trimming tools are supplied for class. Be the Change!


Available Positions: 6


Watermelon Crew Trail Work
01/30/2021
6:30 am - 9:30 am

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


CHOLLA!!!!


Available Positions: 9


Scorching Saguaros Cleanup Crew
01/31/2021
7:30 am - 10:30 am

Address:
2421 E Northern Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Phone:
561-251-2640


SSCC Presents a scrub a dub dub in the three main washes at DREAMY DRAW!! years of dumping and flooding has left the washes filled with many treasures!! Help us cleanup them out to keep the washes flowing!


Available Positions: 25


PARK STEWARD HIKE PATROL TRAINING
02/07/2021
7:00 am - 9:00 am

Address:
Apache Wash Trailhead
Phoenix, AZ 85085
Phone:
christopher.keune@phoenix.gov


Location Information:
Interested in making a positive impact out on the trail? Join a City of Phoenix Park Ranger for a two-hour on-trail training session. We will review how to handle various encounters while out on hike patrol. New and experienced park stewards are welcome to attend!

Meet at the main trailhead by restrooms. Registered participants will receive an email before event with addtional information.


Interested in making a positive impact out on the trail? Join a City of Phoenix Park Ranger for a two-hour on-trail training session. We will review how to handle various encounters while out on hike patrol. New and experienced park stewards are welcome to attend!


Available Positions: 4


NATIONAL TRAIL TREK T-SHIRT PICKUP SHIFT#2
02/13/2021
11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Address:
South Mountain Activity Complex Parking Lot
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Phone:


Location Information:
Shift #2 11:30am - 3:00pm.
Duties: Hand out t-shirts and help take down staging area equipment after event.
***Email communication with details will be sent to all registered volunteers the week of the event.
***CDC COVID guidelines will be followed. Please rememer to bring your mask!


2021 National Trail Trek is virtual this year! Please join us to help with pre-event t-shirt pickup.


Available Positions: 5


Stone work 40th street Ramada
02/14/2021
8:00 am - 10:00 am

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



Available Positions: 1


PARK STEWARD ORIENTATION VIA WEBEX
02/17/2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Address:
ONLINE WEBEX
, AZ
Phone:


Webex link will be sent to your email the morning of the orientation.


Available Positions: 50


PARK STEWARD ORIENTATION VIA WEBEX
03/17/2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Address:
ONLINE WEBEX
, AZ
Phone:


Webex link will be sent to your email the morning of the orientation.


Available Positions: 50


PARK STEWARD ORIENTATION VIA WEBEX
04/21/2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Address:
ONLINE WEBEX
, AZ
Phone:


Webex link will be sent to your email the morning of the orientation.


Available Positions: 50


PARK STEWARD ORIENTATION VIA WEBEX
05/19/2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Address:
ONLINE WEBEX
, AZ
Phone:


Webex link will be sent to your email the morning of the orientation.


Available Positions: 50


PARK STEWARD ORIENTATION VIA WEBEX
06/16/2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Address:
ONLINE WEBEX
, AZ
Phone:


Webex link will be sent to your email the morning of the orientation.


Available Positions: 50


PARK STEWARD ORIENTATION VIA WEBEX
07/21/2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Address:
ONLINE WEBEX
, AZ
Phone:


Webex link will be sent to your email the morning of the orientation.


Available Positions: 50