We welcome students who would like to learn about the High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew and how we operate. You can be involved in planning, implementing and reporting on all aspects of trip operations as well as all of the normal issues that relate to operation of a non profit. A season with the High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew is a great opportunity to see all aspects of a 501-C3 operation. Please contact us directly or have your faculty adviser (contact us) and we will get the process started.


Here is a list of some of the things that you can expect to do at the High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew.

  • Sleep out under the stars in the forest, this is where we work. 
  • Experience one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world, big plus.
  • Meet hundreds of people who believe in Stewardship.
  • Meet people that have worked for years in the government agencies that manage public lands.
  • Helping cook on trips.
  • Loading and unloading trucks, something that happens on every trip.
  • Interface with other land management personnel such as USFS.
  • Office work, reports and so on.
  • Trail work, this is what we do.
    • Driving vehicles, we always need drivers
    • Loading and unloading tools, this happens for every trip.
    • Leading trail crews, if you are a leader this will happen.
    • Cleaning, you name it it always needs to be cleaned.
    • Other

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