Trail Steward for Hudson Highlands


Do you love experiencing the natural beauty of the Hudson Highlands? Do you want to help visitors preserve our landscapes while enjoying the trails? Become a Trail Steward!

Join the Trail Conference and the Hudson Highland Land Trust as we create a Volunteer Trail Steward Program for Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve! 

Our seasonal Trail Stewards educate trail users about natural resource protection, trail safety, and Leave No Trace principles to protect our trails and landscapes in the Hudson Valley and minimize the need for First Aid and Rescues.


Position Details

This is a seasonal position from May through October however we welcome volunteers who are also interested in making this a long-term position if interested. Volunteers are required to commit a minimum of 2 hours (one shift) per month for the official season and to complete a digital report each time they volunteer. 


How to Get Started

Complete our Trail Steward Volunteer Application, then watch the Trail Steward webinar. Once your application is received, you will be contacted by the Trail Conference Trail Steward Program Coordinator and Volunteer Team for an interview, and if selected for the role, the next step will be an in-person training session. 


If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].


Volunteer Steward Application | New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


Opportunity to be outdoors while meeting new people. Free volunteer swag. Additional training/educational opportunities available.

Time Commitment: 
2 hours per month