Volunteer Opportunities

The VVMTA relies on a small army of locals dedicated to soft surface trails in the Vail Valley. Without these incredible volunteers the VVMTA would not exist. Every volunteer hour contributed has a measurable positive impact, so get on board to help us build and maintain your favorite trail!

Choose your avenue to joining our community of volunteer trail stewards below.

Upcoming Volunteer Events

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

Launched in the Spring of 2018, the Trail Ambassador program is a great way to volunteer without the heavy lifting of trail work.

In an effort to support our wildlife populations, the program was launched to educate and inform trail users as to why seasonal closures exist, offer education about sustainable recreation, and spread the Leave No Trace principles.  

In the winter, the primary focus of volunteering is education on winter and spring trail seasonal wildlife closures. Volunteers head out to closed trailheads to offer gentle reminders about why we have seasonal closures.

In the summer, volunteers head out to popular trailheads and hike/ride on trails to help educate people about Leave No Trace principles.

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

Minturn Bike Park Ambassador Program

Do you spend a lot of time enjoying the Minturn Bike Park?  Then help us maintain it by being our eyes and ears while you are out there! 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 a Minturn Bike Park Ambassador hat and t-shirt from Ski Town All-Stars.  You will also gain access to our rewards program.  Volunteer 18+ 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 join one of our Monday Night MBP Volunteer events and/or reach out to Sammy at sammy@vvmta.org

Register for your shift here. Submit your log after your shift here.

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 & Membership Rewards Program


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


  • Members and Donors who join and contribute financially to support our programs, initiatives, and help further the mission of the VVMTA
  • Volunteers that contribute at least 6 hours of time in an annual year with Adopt A Trail, Trail Ambassadors, Minturn Bike Park Ambassadors, and/or VVMTA & HTC Trail Crews


  • Learn more about the local business rewards being offered here
  • Membership Rewards Card is active for one year from the date of your donation or when you hit 6 hours of volunteering
  • Volunteers receive the same local rewards card, ExpertVoice Pro Deal access, Outdoorly Pro Deal access and swag.  Volunteers who work more than 18 hours in a year = VVMTA branded Patagonia hoody!
  • Both members and volunteers receive quarterly newsletter, 15% discount on VVMTA swag, and discount on VVMTA events and partner event tickets

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