Looking for a rewarding, challenging and fun vacation? Volunteer Vacations are 3-4 days and week-long work parties that connect hikers with much-needed trail maintenance projects in beautiful locations throughout the High-Sierras.

What’s in it for me?

On a Volunteer Vacation, HSVTC provides you with a week of fine cooking, fun folks and a meaningful project – led by one of our skilled crew leaders. You’ll get do some important trail work during the day – from repairing tread and improving drainage to building turnpike, puncheon and bridges, or even logging-out fallen trees with a crosscut saw. In camp, you will share chores with fellow volunteers, like cooking, washing dishes and pumping water. But even after all of that there will be plenty of time left over to sleep, eat and relax – and to enjoy your surroundings.

Please read more about the format of our trips, including the menu and procedures for submitting payment and the Medical and Backcountry Experience Form, in our Volunteer Vacation FAQ.

In 2014, the trip fee for HSVTC members is $175 for the first trip and $125 for each additional trip during the season.  There is a $30 cancellation fee for cancellations more than 30 days prior to the trip, and no refund for cancellations within 30 days of the trip.

Non-members pay $200  for the first trip. For cancellations more than 30 days prior to the trip, there is a $70 cancellation fee. There is no refund for cancellations less than 30 days prior to the trip. In both instances, the individual will retain a one-year membership to WTA. We hope you enjoy being a part of our member community. The non-member price for each additional trip during the season is $140..

Due to the popularity of our trips, please submit your payment and application within two weeks of joining a trip. If a trip is full and you would like to be added to a waiting list or standby list. Go to our groups section.