Thousands of people use and enjoy trails each year in Clark County. Trail Rangers are needed to ensure trails are kept in the best condition possible so residents can fully enjoy all our trails have to offer.
Duties and responsibilities
Volunteers will help Clark County trails by removing debris (including litter), raking surfaces, filling holes, keeping paths clear of vegetation through pruning and weeding, and helping to maintain and repair trail surfaces. Trail Rangers will look for and report hazards, damage or vandalism to county parks staff.
Volunteers will track and regularly submit their hours to the Volunteer Program Coordinator.
Volunteers must be comfortable working outside, sometimes on uneven ground and rugged trails, and be willing to get a little dirty. They should be ready to show Initiative and work independently, as well as to follow directions as needed.
This work requires lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, bending and handling materials. Volunteers should be able to lift up to 25 pounds and work outside during heat, cold and rain.
Volunteers should be prepared to interact and communicate with the public in a professional manner that reflects positively on their organization and Clark County.
Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes and long pants while working.
Trails in Clark County parks and on other county-owned properties.
Volunteers typically work 2-4 hour shifts, with considerable flexibility to select days and times to work.
All ages can participate, but youth 13 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Teenagers 14 to 17 will need a signed Minor Consent Form (PDF) to participate without a parent or guardian.
Volunteer application and background check
Both are required, unless volunteering at a pre-planned group event.
This is great opportunity to get outside, improve trail maintenance and make our community better. Participating as a Trail Ranger as part of a group is also a great way to socialize while enhancing our community.
Volunteer Program Coordinator
Clark County Public Works
(360) 397-2285 ext. 1627