Volunteer Trail Crew

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The Volunteer Trails Program works with individual volunteers and service groups to help maintain our trails and historic sites from November to April and is absolutely essential to the maintenance of the hiking trails within Virgin Islands National Park. 

The Friends of Virgin Islands National Park has a long-standing relationships with such prestigious organizations as Sierra Club, Appalachian Mountain Club, American Hiking Society, and many others. These volunteer groups come for week-long service trips where the work consists of trail maintenance projects, trash removal (beach cleanups), and the clearing of culturally and historically significant sites within the park. During their stay on St. John, the volunteer groups reside at the Friends’ Volunteer Camp at Cinnamon Bay.

In addition to the Volunteer Service Groups, there is a Walk-Up Program for individual volunteers every Wednesday where anyone can come out and work for the day. It’s common to have the same volunteers come out week after week and several individuals have been volunteering in this capacity for years. The walk-up program can be a great way for visitors or residents of St. John to see the National Park while also donating their time and energy to a good cause. 

Anyone interested in volunteering through the the Walk-Up Program should be at the NPS maintenance lot near Mongoose Junction at 8am with water, snacks, sun protection, and appropriate attire for a day working in the bush. 

Please register as a volunteer so we can keep in touch about upcoming opportunities. Since the hurricane events of 2017 we are hosting a number of cleanups around the park as ongoing need assessments are still coming in. For the month of April - Earth Day - we will be supporting groups in our "Adopt-a-Beach" program in their cleanup efforts, as well as funding beach cleanups for schools/classrooms throughout the territory. 

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