Many Hands Make Light Work: Calling All Volunteers

Volunteering is an excellent way to understand VVMTA and fully experience our values of community, action, relationships, education, and stewardship. Each year, hundreds of volunteers contribute thousands of hours of maintenance, education, and stewardship, the importance of which continues to increase as demand for trails rises. 

Proactive planning and management is the only way to ensure trails, wildlife, land, and quality of life are protected. Various volunteer opportunities exist to fit the needs and desires of our diverse community. 

There are as many ways to get involved as trails in our network. Join us once and we promise you’ll keep coming back for more!

Upcoming Events

See our upcoming events below.  For a full calendar of events, visit our event calendar here.

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VVMTA Volunteer Trail Crew – Wednesday Nights

The VVMTA Trail Crew meets between late April – September on Wednesday nights.

  • May through September – 5:00pm – Dusk
  • Check our event calendar for current opportunities
  • Stay tuned to our newsletter and our Facebook or Instagram pages
  • Wear closed toe shoes, gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses, and long pants
  • Bring water and a snack – food & beverages normally provided post trail work!
  • Open to all:  men, women, kids, dogs, etc…the more the merrier!
  • Never dug trail?  No worry, we are trained trail crew leaders and will give you lessons and tutorials!

Our trail crew nights are a great way to give back to our community trails, meet new people, get a workout, and have fun all at the same time.  Any questions please send us an e-mail: info@vvmta.org 

VVMTA Ladies Trail Crew

The VVMTA Ladies Trail Crew meets once a month from May through October.  This awesome group of ladies seriously get some great trail work done and enjoy some delicious food & beverage afterwards.  At a Ladies Trail Crew event you can expect:

  • Fun, socializing, and community connections
  • A challenging and rewarding trail work project
  • So many smiles and laughs
  • Food that you’d expect from a private chef

The Ladies Trail Crew also enjoys the fruits of their labor throughout the season with group rides and hikes.  Join the Ladies Trail Crew three times and you earn yourself a special Ladies Trail Crew t-shirt as well!

To get connected please e-mail our Trail Stewardship Coordinator, Molly, at molly@vvmta.org 

Adopt A Trail

Does your company or group want to help maintain our trails?  Our AAT program is made up of over 80 local businesses, organizations, and friends groups who commit to taking care of a trail they know and love. 

The program is completely free, all you have to do is show up with your friends and colleagues ready to support our trails.  We show up with a crew leader, tools, and training to tackle the trail project.

You can find the list of organizations and trails adopted on our AAT page. 

Learn more about our Adopt A Trail program here. 

To get connected please e-mail our Trail Stewardship Coordinator, Molly, at molly@vvmta.org 

Trail Ambassador Program

Home to the teachers on the trail – our volunteers educate and communicate with trail users about sustainable outdoor recreation practices.

Do your part and play a critical role in helping educate trail users that promotes the safety, enjoyment, and preservation of our trails. With the ever growing increase in outdoor recreation, it is more important than ever to have volunteers who can interact with trail users, answer questions, and provide guidance on how to minimize the impact on the environment.

If you have a passion for making a positive impact on the community and environment while also enjoying the beauty of our trails, apply today.  Trail Ambassadors will be educating trail users on how to recreate and “Respect the Vail Valley”

For a full description of the volunteer opportunities and to watch our trainings please follow this link. 

To learn more and sign-up please contact our Trail Stewardship Coordinator, molly@vvmta.org

Bike Park Rake & Rides

Do you spend a lot of time enjoying the Minturn Bike Park and/or Eagle Bike Park?  Then help us maintain them! We need help:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Educating bike park users on proper etiquette
  • Providing us with any other items, suggestions, or issues that you see

Shifts can be as long or as short as you’d like.  Volunteer 6+ hours and receive your choice of a Minturn Bike Park or Eagle Bike Park hat from Ski Town All-Stars.  You will also gain access to our volunteer rewards program.  Volunteer 15+ hours through any of our programs and receive a VVMTA branded Patagonia hoody.

You must go through a quick training before becoming an ambassador.  To learn more about this training attend an upcoming Rake & Ride event and/or reach out to Sammy at sammy@vvmta.org

Custom Trail Work Day for Your Team

Are you looking for a way to give back to our community’s trails?  Contact us to create a customized trail work day with the VVMTA.  We will provide tools, training, leadership, and a project/trail that meets your needs. Projects could include:

  • Typically minimum of 2 hours to maximum of 6 hours
  • Teams can be as small as 6 and up to 150

Trail work days are social events, fun, a great way to exercise, and great for team building.  Please reach out to Ernest at ernest@vvmta.org to learn more.

Volunteer Rewards Program


  • An annual program to reward our generous, hard working volunteers…the core supporters of our organization.


  • Volunteers that contribute at least 6 hours of time in an annual year with Adopt A Trail, Trail Ambassadors, Bike Park Rake & Rides, VVMTA events, Ladies Trail Crew, and/or VVMTA & HTC Trail Crews


Questions on our volunteer rewards program or to learn how to contribute,  please contact Molly at molly@vvmta.org

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