Community Volunteer Stewardship Program

The Community Volunteer Stewardship Program empowers local volunteers and community groups to complete technical trail construction and restoration work.

We believe that the protection and restoration of our public lands lies in cultivating an ethic of public stewardship. This is why so many of our trail and restoration projects are completed with volunteers. Our stewardship programs provide opportunities for a variety of people and skills, including youth, adults, and small and large groups. We have developed strong partnerships with schools, universities, military groups, religious groups, and community organizations. We run hundreds of workdays annually mobilizing thousands of volunteers each year. These workdays not only accomplish impressive on-the-ground work, but promote the importance of public lands stewardship by fostering an ethic of environmental responsibility and action. Our current project sites include local parks, national forest land, and BLM land in the Pikes Peak region; the Sangre de Cristo mountain range; and the dramatic desert landscape of Indian Creek Canyon, Utah. 

While most project days, moderately strenuous in nature, are open to teenaged through adult volunteers, each season we host Youth Days with the goal of fostering awareness and understanding of the ecological needs of natural areas by engaging a broad spectrum of youth in the hands-on restoration of public lands in the Pikes Peak region. RMFI's Youth Days are geared for middle and high school aged youth but are open to youth as young as 8 years old. Families always welcome! Stewardship efforts focus on landscape and trail restoration in the Garden of the Gods Park and other local natural public landscapes.

Interested in volunteering? Check out our Projects and Events Calendar. If you have questions, take a gander at our Volunteer FAQs