Sign up for a Public Trail Volunteer Day!
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Portland Trails!
Please read: Select the Public Trail Volunteer Day you'd like to participate in from the list below, then fill out the form to sign up. If you plan to volunteer with family or friends, each individual must sign up using this form. Details about exact volunteer locations will be shared with you closer to the date of the volunteer day. Please note, volunteer spots are limited.
What does a typical volunteer day entail? While no two trail work days are the same, some common activities include: clipping/pruning plants, raking trail heads, moving and spreading trail surface materials, building small bridges, and cutting and removing invasive plants. Most volunteer days begin at 9am and end by 1pm.
What should I bring/wear? Trail work can be dirty work. Please wear clothing appropriate for the weather and closed-toe shoes. Portland Trails will supply all the tools to use but feel free to bring your own gloves. Also, please bring water, snacks, and any medications you might require for the duration of the activity.
I realize that participating as a volunteer on trail work and/or at an event associated with it is a potentially hazardous activity. I agree to abide by any decision of a Portland Trails staff person relative to my ability to participate. I assume all risks associated with volunteering including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other volunteers/participants, the effects of weather including high heat or humidity; and all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, and in consideration of your accepting my volunteer involvement, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Portland Trails and sponsors, coordinating groups and any individuals associated with this volunteer work, their representatives, successors and assigns, and will hold them harmless from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use any photographs taken during trail work events for any legitimate purpose. I understand that I must be at least age 18 or be accompanied by a guardian in order to volunteer.