Spend a Day with your Group, Business, Students or Family, Volunteering with the TRTA!

Your group will learn new skills, meet new people, and give back to your community.  We have projects for volunteers of all ages, skills, strengths, and capabilities! No previous experience required! Be prepared to play in the dirt, do some minor lifting, and have an exciting group bonding experience. Call our office today at 775-298-4494 or email chrisb@tahoerimtrail.org to schedule your group for the summer.

Groups can choose from a variety of workdays.  Dates range from June through mid-october. Click here for a list of workdays that are available this summer.  Please allow plenty of lead time (preferably more than a month and up to 6 months) to ensure your day is available. Don’t see dates that work for your group? We may be able to design a workday to fit your needs. Please email us at info@tahoerimtrail.org or call us at 775.298.4485.

What To Expect

Workdays generally run from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and no experience is necessary. Our trained crew leaders will meet you and your group at the trailhead and teach you everything you need to know about safety, tools and trail maintenance and construction techniques. After hiking to the work site carrying tools and supplies you’ll work until lunch taking water and rest breaks as needed. Work varies widely depending on the project, but can include cutting back vegetation, restoring eroded trail, constructing trail features or digging trail sidehill. A few more hours of work after lunch and the crew will return to the trailhead and celebrate a job well done!

What To Bring

All volunteers will need to dress properly including long sleeved shirts, long pants, and sturdy, closed-toe shoes. You should also bring at least 3 liters of water, lunch and snacks, sunglasses or other eye protection, sunscreen, and any medications or other supplies you’ll need. The TRTA provides the rest, including safety equipment such as hard hats and gloves, tools and experienced crew leaders.

Who Can Come?

The whole family is welcome! Children can participate in volunteer workdays so long as they are able to understand and abide by TRTA safety precautions. Adults that bring youth participants are responsible for their supervision at all times. In addition, please follow the guidelines below:

  • Any volunteer under the age of 18 must have their legal guardian sign a Parent/Guardian Permission Form
  • Responsible volunteers age 16 and older can participate in trailwork without an adult chaperone
  • For volunteers over 12 years of age, there should be at least one adult for every 4-5 youth participants
  • For volunteers under 12 years of age, there should be one adult for every youth participant

Questions? Please call us at 775.298.4485.