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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

TRAIL BOSS: Maintain the Drain - Trail Work/Training Series
11/13/2019
6:30 am - 9:00 am

Address:
10844 N. 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
602-495-5868


Location Information:
<strong>10844 N. 7th Ave</strong><br /><strong>AKA: Peoria and 7th Ave Trailhead.</strong><br /><strong>Access Trail #306 Shaw Butte Trail</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: 13


Park Steward Recruitment event with Ranger Jana
11/13/2019
7:00 am - 10:00 am

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


Assist Park Rangers in talking to trail users about becoming a volunteer park steward. Please meet Ranger Jana at Pima Canyon (4500 E Pima Canyon Rd) by the restroom/ramada area.


Available Positions: 2


South Mountain Trail Crew
11/13/2019
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:
10919 S Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Phone:
602-262-7393


Location Information:
Meet out front of South Mountain Park Ranger Office by 6AM -- 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, and 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: 8


Trail Guru Trail Work
11/13/2019
7:00 am - 10:00 am

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


Dreamy Draw Recreation Area 2421 E. Northern Ave Phoenix AZ 85021 Meet At Ramadas


Available Positions: 13


Guided Hike with Ranger Mike
11/13/2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Address:
1600 W Dove Valley Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85085
Phone:
602-495-5868


Location Information:
Meet at the Ramada at Apache Wash Trailhead.


Join Ranger Mike on a guided hike at Apache Wash Trailhead. Fun trivia will be done along the way with prizes to those that give the most creative answers. Be prepared for a 3-4 mile hike. Bring water, snacks, headlamp or flashlight, and appropriate hiking attire.


Available Positions: 10


*CHANGE GANG* PREP FOR NOV. 23 : North Mountain Visitor Center Revitalization With Parks Steward Ken Satoyoshi and Ranger Greg
11/14/2019
7:00 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


Watermelon Crew Trail Work
11/15/2019
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:
2421 E. Northern Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone:
561-251-2640


PSC Route at Dreamy Draw Recreation Area 2421 E. Northern Ave Phoenix AZ 85016 Meet at Ramadas


Available Positions: 12


"We Want You" Park Steward Recruitment Event with Ranger Derek
11/15/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Address:
4500 E Pima Canyon Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
derek.gerson@phoenix.gov


Come help us recruit new volunteers at Pima Canyon (4500 E Pima Canyon Rd). Please meet Ranger Derek by the ramada/restroom area, and wear your park steward shirt and badge if you have them!


Available Positions: 2


Watermelon Crew Trail Work
11/16/2019
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:
2421 E. Northern Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone:
561-251-2640


PSC Route at Dreamy Draw Recreation Area 2421 E. Northern Ave Phoenix AZ 85016 Meet at Ramadas


Available Positions: 15


Red Curb Task Force
11/17/2019
8:00 am - 10:00 am

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


Dreamy Draw Recreation Area 2421 E. Northern Ave Phoenix AZ 85021 Meet At Ramadas


Available Positions: 8


Guided Hike with Ranger Mike
11/18/2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Address:
1600 W Dove Valley Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85085
Phone:
602-495-5868


Location Information:
Meet at the ramada at Apache Wash Trailhead.


Join Ranger Mike on a guided hike at Apache Wash Trailhead. Fun trivia will be done along the way with prizes to those that give the most creative answers. Be prepared for a 3-4 mile hike. Bring water, snacks, headlamp or flashlight, and appropriate hiking attire.


Available Positions: 10


South Mountain Trail Crew
11/19/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Address:
15200 S 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85045
Phone:
taylor.riske@gmail.com


Location Information:
Meet at the Pyramid Trailhead at Chandler Blvd and 19th Ave in Ahwatukee


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, and updating signage and trail posts depending on the project. Meet at the Pyramid Trailhead at Chandler Blvd and 19th Ave, 15200 S 19th Ave 85045. 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: 15


TRAIL BOSS: Maintain the Drain - Trail Work/Training Series
11/20/2019
6:30 am - 9:00 am

Address:

Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
602-495-5868


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


"We Want You" Park Steward Recruitment Event with Ranger Jana
11/20/2019
7:00 am - 9:00 am

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


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


Available Positions: 2


South Mountain Trail Crew
11/20/2019
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:
10919 S Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
jerry.owen@phoenix.gov


Give back to the mountain and join the Rangers as a member of the South Mountain Trail Crew. Meeting at the Ranger Office to work Kiwanis Trail (10919 S Central Ave Phoenix). Bring water and appropriate clothing. Be prepared to hike up to two miles to and from work sites.


Available Positions: 10


Trail Guru Trail Work
11/20/2019
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:
2705 E. Squaw Peak Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone:
561-251-2640


2705 E. Squaw Peak Drive Phoenix 85016. Meet in entrance parking lot


Available Positions: 14


*CHANGE GANG* PREP FOR NOV. 23 : North Mountain Visitor Center Revitalization With Parks Steward Ken Satoyoshi and Ranger Greg
11/21/2019
7:00 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
11/22/2019
7:00 am - 9:30 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: 7


Watermelon Crew Trail Work
11/22/2019
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:
2421 E. Northern Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone:
561-251-2640


PSC Route at Dreamy Draw Recreation Area 2421 E. Northern Ave Phoenix AZ 85016 Meet at Ramadas


Available Positions: 15


Weedinators with Ranger Jessi
11/22/2019
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:
4500 E Pima Canyon Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
jessica.szopinski@phoenix.gov


Assist Rangers with removing invasive buffelgrass from South Mountain Park. Meeting at Pima Canyon (4500 E Pima Canyon Rd) at the front gatehouse.


Available Positions: 9


Watermelon Crew Trail Work
11/23/2019
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:
2421 E. Northern Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone:
561-251-2640


PSC Route at Dreamy Draw Recreation Area 2421 E. Northern Ave Phoenix AZ 85016 Meet at Ramadas


Available Positions: 15


*CHANGE GANG*: NMVC COMPLETION & VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION
11/23/2019
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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. Refreshments and tools supplied.


Available Positions: 20


Dog Awareness Station with Ranger Dan
11/23/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Address:
4500 E Pima Canyon Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
daniel.cooper@phoenix.gov


Assist Rangers with educating the public about how to keep our mountain park/preserves safe while hiking with their furry friends. Please meet Ranger Dan at Pima Canyon (4500 E Pima Canyon Rd) by the restroom/ramada area.


Available Positions: 2


Cattail Removal Project
11/24/2019
8:00 am - 10:00 am

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


Papago Park 625 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix AZ 85008 Meet at Ramadas 9 & 10


Available Positions: 13


TRAIL BOSS: Maintain the Drain - Trail Work/Training Series
11/27/2019
6:30 am - 9:00 am

Address:

Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
602-495-5868


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


South Mountain Trail Crew
11/27/2019
7:00 am - 10:00 am

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


Location Information:
Meet out front of South Mountain Park Ranger Office by 6AM -- 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, and 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: 10


Trail Guru Trail Work
11/27/2019
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:
2705 E. Squaw Peak Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone:
561-251-2640


2705 E. Squaw Peak Drive Phoenix 85016. Meet in entrance parking lot


Available Positions: 15


32nd Street Trailhead cleanup
11/27/2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Address:
3202 E Lincoln
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone:
561-251-2640


3202 E Lincoln Phoenix AZ 85016 meet at trailhead parking lot


Available Positions: 9


RIDGELINE REHAB: Deem Hills with Ranger Andy
11/29/2019
7:00 am - 9:30 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: 7


Watermelon Crew Trail Work
11/29/2019
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:
2421 E. Northern Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone:
561-251-2640


PSC Route at Dreamy Draw Recreation Area 2421 E. Northern Ave Phoenix AZ 85016 Meet at Ramadas


Available Positions: 15


Scorching Saguaros Cleanup Crew Post Thanksgiving Day Cleanup
11/29/2019
8:00 am - 10:00 am

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


Papago Park 625 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix AZ 85008. Meet at Ramadas 9 & 10


Available Positions: 22


Trailhead Garbage Clean-up
11/29/2019
8:00 am - 11:00 am

Address:
1600 E Sonoran Desert Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85085
Phone:
708-369-4566


Location Information:
Meet at Apache Wash Trailhead


Clean-up project at Apache Wash Trailhead hosted by Save or Sonoran Preserve. Tools and supplies will be provided. Please come prepared by bringing water, a hat, sunscreen and snacks.


Available Positions: 50


Busy Bees Trail Crew with Ranger Jessi
11/30/2019
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:
4500 E Pima Canyon Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
jessica.szopinski@phoenix.gov


Meeting at Pima Canyon (4500 E Pima Canyon Rd) by the main gatehouse. We'll be working Pima East Loop. Please bring work gloves and plenty of water.


Available Positions: 10


Watermelon Crew Trail Work
11/30/2019
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Address:
2421 E. Northern Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone:
561-251-2640


PSC Route at Dreamy Draw Recreation Area 2421 E. Northern Ave Phoenix AZ 85016 Meet at Ramadas


Available Positions: 15


Papago Park 60th Anniversary Stargazing event
11/30/2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Looking for two volunteers to assist Alex with Stargazing event at Papago Park Visitor Center. 625 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix AZ 85008


Available Positions: 1


*CHANGE GANG* PREP FOR NOV. 23 : North Mountain Visitor Center Revitalization With Parks Steward Ken Satoyoshi and Ranger Greg
12/05/2019
7:00 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* PREP FOR NOV. 23 : North Mountain Visitor Center Revitalization With Parks Steward Ken Satoyoshi and Ranger Greg
12/12/2019
7:00 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* PREP FOR NOV. 23 : North Mountain Visitor Center Revitalization With Parks Steward Ken Satoyoshi and Ranger Greg
12/19/2019
7:00 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* PREP FOR NOV. 23 : North Mountain Visitor Center Revitalization With Parks Steward Ken Satoyoshi and Ranger Greg
12/26/2019
7:00 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