Help restore and build the trails that keep our community healthy! Trail Work parties are fun, educational, and productive. Work includes:
If you like to get your hands dirty, join our Stewardship Team! Work is fun, educational, and satisfying. Work includes:
As a member of our Trail Talks team, you can help engage and educate school-aged children as part of our interactive science-based field trip program. This program combines learning stations and nature walks to nurture an appreciation of natural phenomena while supporting national science standards.
As part of our Trail Guide team, you will lead or co-lead family-friendly educational walks.
This is a process – a rewarding and educational one! You’ll learn to communicate about essential shrub-steppe plants, wildlife, and natural history. You’ll also learn CCC trails intimately. To become a certified Trail Guide, we simply ask that you:
Our Clean Trails team is for community members who want to work on their own time to clean up trash on CCC trails. This team started during COVID-19, when we needed to address increased trail usage without the ability to gather in large volunteer groups. If you want to do something positive for shrub-steppe land while taking your next walk, this could be the team for you.
If you have any questions, or are interested in joining the team, please contact Kristi (email@example.com).
Trail Ambassadors are community volunteers that serve as friendly and informative points of contact for trail users to support safe and responsible use of trails. Ambassadors encourage users to follow CCC guidelines and Leave No Trace principles while also acting as eyes and ears on the trail. To learn more about the Trail Ambassador program, check out these Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have any questions, or are interested in joining the team, please contact Cy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Whether you like to talk or work behind the scenes to facilitate educational events, the Events Team may be for you. Throughout the year, CCC organizes a host of educational events and fundraisers – large and small. We can use community help:
To join one of the Volunteer Teams on this page, we ask that you fill out our Volunteer Interest Form to select the best fit for you and let us know about your own volunteering interests. Please fill out the form and send it to our Education and Community Outreach Coordinator (Cy: email@example.com).
If you have any questions about volunteering requirements or opportunities, or if you have ideas of your own, please contact our Education and Community Outreach Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you!
CLOSURE (1/23/22): All single track trails at Rocky Top are CLOSED due to mud. Closure protects fragile trails and lands from damage. Rocky Top trails will likely re-open on April 1, after winter damage is repaired.
PLEASE NOTE: We will be monitoring CCC trail conditions for mud. If you find significant mud, please let us know, and turn around to prevent trail damage. Thank you!